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Department of Anthropology, Arctic Studies Center

Ripley Gallery Exhibitions

Four Generations Print Textile piece titled Transformation Sled dogs on ice

Kinngait to Ulukhaktok: Artist as Cultural Historian

Culture on Cloth

Exploring the Eastern Inuit World


Special Exhibits: International Gallery

ITK Logo Many Strong Voices Logo#MSV Morrow Logo#Morrow
ITK's Polar Lines Many Strong Voices Charles Morrow Soundscapes


Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories:

The Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben

In addition to the exhibitions in the International Gallery and the Ripley Concourse, the National Museum of the American Indian will host "Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories" in conjunction with the 18th Inuit Studies Conference. Abraham Anghik Ruben's stone, wood, and ivory sculptures portray journeys of exploration, migration and displacement through voyages across time and place and spiritual realms.

Auxiliary Exhibitions

In addition to Exhibitions that will be visible during the conference across the Smithsonian, a number of other venues will be hosting Arctic-themed exhibitions, including the following:

Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC

"Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today Contemporary Art from TD Bank Group’s Inuit Collection"

October 25, 2012 – March 15, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center, Canada Institute

"Inuit Images: Prints from the Canadian Arctic:" A special exhibition to coincide with the 2012 Smithsonian Inuit Studies Conference. Prints from communities: Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung, Baker Lake, Igloolik, Holman.

Dates: October 26 - December 28, 2012

The Wilson center will be hosting a reception for conference participants to celebrate the opening of this show, on Friday October 26, 2012 from 4:30PM to 6:30 PM to RSVP please click here


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