Celebrating Elisapee Ishulutaq
Coming this August, Celebrating Elisapee Ishulutaq will showcase drawings from MIA’s permanent collection. The pieces were produced early in the career of this established artist and recent Order of Canada inductee.
Elisapee began carving and drawing in 1970, when the arts and crafts programs were starting up in Pangnirtung. She has contributed drawings to both their tapestry studio and print workshop for more than forty years, and is the last living artist who participated in the community’s first print collection in 1973. She continues to be actively involved in the new directions being explored in graphic media at the community’s Uqqurmuit Centre for the Arts and Crafts. Elisapee has increasingly added historical and autobiographical references in her artwork.
Remembering Ovilu Tunnillie, RCA
Opening September 25, 2014.
To commemorate the passing of internationally acclaimed artist Ovilu Tunnillie, the museum will showcase examples of her work from our permanent collection to explore her style and contributions to contemporary art by Inuit.
Stories from the Vault
Coming this Fall/Winter.
Recent discoveries about the Museum of Inuit Art’s permanent collection are unlocked with the opening of Stories from the Vault. Delve behind the scenes with the Collections Team as hidden facts are revealed about works on display that will have you looking at these pieces in new ways.
Abraham Anghik Ruben
We are excited to announce that our Curator is currently in the process of organizing a large-scale special exhibition of works by Abraham Anghik Ruben. We have displayed select pieces by this master artists since we opened in 2007, many of which are visitor favourites. But, November 20, 2015 will mark the first time that the museum will feature an exhibition dedicated to the full range of his art production. We are currently raising funds to create an exhibition catalogue to accompany the show, with a fundraising goal is $10, 000.
To donate to this cause, please contact:
MIA’s Public Programming and Development Coordinator
(416) 640-1571 or lbontoft [at] miamuseum [dot] com
Please see our Current Exhibitions for what’s on now! The Museum of Inuit Art always has Permanent Exhibition spaces on display, including the “Follow Your Art” display and the Regional Diversity Gallery.