Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup'ik and Iñupiat Art
March 8, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Arctic Museum main galleries
Julian Iya, Walrus. Anchorage, ca. 2006. Fossil ivory, walrus bone. The Marcia and Robert Ellis Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.

Over the last 150 years Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat artists have drawn on their ancient traditions to create works reflecting their rich history of innovation and resilience in the face of many challenges. This exhibit features the ways artists creating carvings, baskets, masks, and dolls to explore both their ancient traditions and the contemporary world. It includes many recently acquired works. Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

Join us on the opening night of the exhibit for a lecture given by Susie Silook, a Yupik/Iñupiat sculptor and writer. The lecture, Yupik and Iñupiat Art and Activism in Contemporary Alaska, will be at 7:00 PM in Kresge Auditorium.

Susie Silook, Healing Wings. Ivory and Wood. Photograph courtesy of David Schultz.