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6GalleryThreeMay24-August242014MostofusknowWayneCountyWestVirginianativeHermanP.Dean1897-1978forhisimpressivecollectionofhistoricfirearmswhichhedonatedtotheHuntingtonMuseumofArtbeginningin1953formingoneofthemosttreasuredlegacycollectionsoftheinstitution.HermanDeanalsolovedtotravelandwasanactivesportsmanandaprolificwriter.AbooktitledTravelNoteswrittenin1957includesasectionhecalledEskimolandwhichchronicleshistravelsintheArctic.TodaytheareaisknownasNunatsiavutNortherncoastalLabradorNunavikNorthernQuebecandtheterritoryofNunavutandtheInuvialuitregionNorthwestTerritories.In1950DeantraveledaboardtheM.V.RupertslandaCanadiantradingvesselregisteredtotheHudsonBayCompany.EmbarkingfromMontrealDeansaileduptheSt.LawrenceRiverthroughtheStraitsofBelleIslandupthecoastofLabradortoPortBurwellontheNortherntipandintotheHudsonBay.TheHudsonBayCompanywasengagedintradewiththeInuitPeoplealongthecoastsofNorthernQuebecandBaffinIslandandDeanvisitedmanyoftheportsandvillagesincludingGeorgesRiverFt.ChimoPayneBaySuglukCapeSmithPovungnitukChurchillSouthamptonIslandCapeDorsetRepulseBayIgloolikChesterfieldBakerLakeLakeHarborFrobisherBayandPaugnirtung.DeanmentionsinTravelNotesthatItwasmyprivilegetobethefirstwhitemantosetfootonthesoilatPovungnitukwiththeexceptionofH.B.C.HudsonBayCompanypersonnel.OnthistripDeantookmorethan400photographsdepictingtheInuitPeoplesseaiceandcoastallandscapeviewsstaffoftheHudsonBayCompanypostsandcrewontheM.V.Rupertsland.DuringthistripandduringotheradventuresinthearcticregionsDeancollectedartandartifactscreatedbyInuitartistsincludingitemsmadefortradesuchasfiguralstoneandivorysculpturesandhandwovendecoratedbasketsaswellasivoryobjectsusedineverydaylifesuchasaknivessnowgogglesandfishhooks.TheseitemswereabequestfromHermanDeansEstatetotheMuseumin1978.AselectionofphotographswhichhaveneverbeforebeenonviewandsculptureswillbepresentedinGalleryThree.ThisexhibitissponsoredInMemoryofJimHollandsworthandbytheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmentWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.ExcavationsfromtheVaultHermanDeanandtheHudsonBayHermanP.DeanAmerican1897-1978YoungEskimosicGirlsintheirChoiceSummerGarb1950.Silvergelatinprint.HuntingtonMuseumofArtArchives.ArtistUnknownCanadianInuitBasketwithWalrusHeadHandle20thcenturybefore1940.Handwovengrassgreenstone.BequestofHermanP.Dean1978.2.61ABUnknownArtistCanadianInuitMaleKneelingFigure20thcenturybefore1940.Greenstone.BequestofHermanP.Dean1978.2.5UnknownArtistCanadianInuitFigureofaHunter20thcenturybefore1940.Greenstonemarineivory.BequestofHermanP.Dean1978.2.8A-CHMALibraryDirectorChrisHattenleadsagallerywalkthroughtheexhibitat7p.m.June242014duringtheJuneFourthTuesdayTour.Admissionisfree.