"Things That Matter: How Inuit Artists Create Meaning" - Arctic Museum Exhibit Opening Lecture
- 4/10/2013 |
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Event Type: Lecture
Norman Vorano, curator of Contemporary Inuit Art at the
Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau, Quebec, will deliver a lecture
entitled Things that Matter: How Inuit
Artists Create Meaning on April 10 at 7 pm in the Visual Arts Center,
Kresge Auditorium on the Bowdoin College campus. The lecture marks the opening
of The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s newest exhibit, Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and
Judith Toll Collection. Following the talk the museum will host a reception
at 8 pm in the foyer of Hubbard Hall.Guests
will also be able to tour the exhibit at that time.
Vorano, who holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Visual and
Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, has worked with Inuit art
and Inuit artists for over a decade. He has studied the history of Inuit
printmaking, the influence of Japanese printers and printmaking on Inuit
printmakers, and the many ways in which Inuit art is part of the modern world.
At the Museum of Civilization he curated the exhibit Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration; Early Printmaking in the Canadian Arctic,
and the online exhibit Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Vorano here to deliver what
promises to be a very interesting and lively talk,” reports curator Genevieve
LeMoine, “His perspective on the place of art in Inuit society, and in the
south, is refreshing and I’m sure he will have interesting stories about his
work with the artists.” Verano’s talk will examine the ways that Inuit artists
use their art to create meaning for themselves, for their communities, and for
their southern audiences.
Following the talk guests will be welcomed to the new
exhibit, which features over 30 caribou antler carvings from the Canadian
Arctic, as well as a selection of Inuit prints highlighting the importance of
caribou in Inuit culture.
For more information visit our web page at www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum or call 207-725-3416.