INUIT SANAUGANGIT Three Centuries of Inuit Art
December 9, 2023 to January 7, 2024
This exhibition will be a celebration of sanaugangit (sa-now-gan-eet or sa-now-gah-knee), “art by Inuit”— a survey of artistic expression from prehistoric periods of creativity (500 BCE to 1200 CE) until the present.
Immerse yourself in Inuit art with a staggering selection of over 200 works produced by artists from Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Canadian work from the Contemporary Period will share creative highlights from Inuit communities across the Canadian arctic from Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
By focusing on highlights from many regions and communities, Inuit Sanaugangit will reveal the widely distinctive modes of expression that characterize the art from different regions and time periods. These differences are evidenced in media, subject matter, as well as stylistic and aesthetic approaches.