89.1 WEMU
  • NOVEMBER 16, 2019 - MAY 10, 2020
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
  • November 16, 2019 to
    May 10, 2020
  • Category: Art and Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • November 16, 2019 to
    May 10, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Annie Pootoogook, "A Friend Visits," Cape Dorset, 2008, aquatint. UMMA, Museum purchase. © Dors

UMMA’s second exhibition of Inuit art derived from the Power Family’s generous promised gift to the Museum in 2018 explores the relationship between the artist and the representation of everyday experiences. Through a selection of mid-century to contemporary Inuit prints, drawings, and sculptures that portray seemingly ordinary reflections of daily life along with daydreaming meditations, the exhibition bridges the mundane and the fantastic. Together, these artworks present a distinct imagery and a visual poetry culled from the day-to-day reality of life in the far polar north. The perspectives range from soaring gazes at the horizon to glimpses of commonplace social interactions. These contemplations reveal intimate connections among the artists, their communities, and their locale—a specific place and time composed of icy regions and vast seas and tundras. "Reflections: An Ordinary Day" takes visitors on a lyrical journey of the myriad spaces and routines within an Arctic landscape.

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