Explore the evolving role of Indigenous artists of the North American Arctic in this new exhibition of 20 rarely shown objects, many from the BMA’s collection.
Historically, the Indigenous artists who lived in the Arctic lands created ritualistic and utilitarian objects whose beauty was meant to honor the beings that sustained life in the harshest climates. As an influx of explorers, missionaries, whalers, and gold prospectors arrived in their lands in the late 19th and early 20th century, Indigenous artists’ roles shifted as they became vital economic forces that sustained their communities by producing art, including model kayaks and cribbage boards, made for sale to non-Native markets. By the mid-20th century, Canadian Inuit artists began carving animal sculptures and producing prints in collaborative workshops.
Friday, October 7 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 13 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, October 14 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 15 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 20 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, October 21 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218