Inuit Art since 1970
Contemporary Inuit art rapidly captured the imagination of people in Canada and abroad. By 1970, dealers specializing in Inuit sculpture and prints existed in every major city in Canada, and annual print collections from northern print shops were eagerly awaited each year. Inuit artists have continued to attract passionate collectors, who often donate their entire collections to Canada's public museums and galleries.
Today, a third generation of artists is working in a world very different from that of their predecessors.
Technological advances, including power tools and lithography presses, have led to more complex forms of expression. A very small group of artists has chosen to live in Canada's South, but they continue to draw their inspiration from their northern roots.
Where does Inuit art go from here? No one can answer this question. We only know that artists working between 1948 and 1970 have left their descendants an impressive legacy. They have recorded their memories in drawings and in stone for the benefit of future generations of Inuit and for posterity in general.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EXHIBIT
Woman on High Heels
Woman Passed Out
Continue Your Tour
Come in person to the Museum of Civilization and visit the entire exhibition. See the actual pieces of art and have access to the Multimedia Station and the Interactive Area for hands-on learning.
The exhibition runs until January 30, 2000.
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