May 9, 2014

“The Macy’s Foundation Presents: North of Sixty—Canadian Inuit Prints” at HMA

An exhibit titled The Macy's Foundation Presents: North of Sixty -- Canadian Inuit Prints will be on view at the Huntington Museum of Art from May 10 through Aug. 3, 2014.

During the May Tuesday Tour at HMA at 7 p.m. May 27, 2014, the film "Kinngait: Riding Light into the World" will be presented in conjunction with this exhibit. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Free Tuesdays at HMA in 2014 are generously sponsored by Macy's.

The exhibit features 40 prints selected from the collection of The Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York that offer a distinct portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic. North of Sixty refers to the circle of latitude that is 60 degrees north of the earth’s equatorial plane. In Canada, the 60th parallel forms a boundary between the northern territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, and the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to the south.

Among the best-known Inuit artists are Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992), Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kananginak Pootoogook (1935-2010), and Kavavaow Mannomee (born 1958).

This exhibit is presented by The Macy’s Foundation and generously sponsored by The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; and National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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