"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 theCanadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau, Quebec, will deliver a lectureentitled Things that Matter: How InuitArtists Create Meaning on April 10 at 7 pm in the Visual Arts Center,Kresge Auditorium on the Bowdoin College campus. The lecture marks the openingof The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s newest exhibit, Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert andJudith Toll Collection. Following the talk the museum will host a receptionat 8 pm in the foyer of Hubbard Hall.Guestswill also be able to tour the exhibit at that time.
Vorano, who holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Visual andCultural Studies from the University of Rochester, has worked with Inuit artand Inuit artists for over a decade. He has studied the history of Inuitprintmaking, the influence of Japanese printers and printmaking on Inuitprintmakers, 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 whatpromises to be a very interesting and lively talk,” reports curator GenevieveLeMoine, “His perspective on the place of art in Inuit society, and in thesouth, is refreshing and I’m sure he will have interesting stories about hiswork with the artists.” Verano’s talk will examine the ways that Inuit artistsuse their art to create meaning for themselves, for their communities, and fortheir southern audiences.
Following the talk guests will be welcomed to the newexhibit, which features over 30 caribou antler carvings from the CanadianArctic, as well as a selection of Inuit prints highlighting the importance ofcaribou in Inuit culture.
For more information visit our web page at www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum or call 207-725-3416.