News Archive 2009-2018

‘Animal Allies,’ New Exhibit of Inuit Art, On View at Arctic Museum Archives


Jacob Irkok, "Swimming Caribou," Arviat, 2004, antler. From the Robert and Judith Toll Collection.

Visitors venturing into the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum may find themselves looking a polar bear in the eye, learning to pronounce the Inuit names for various animals, marveling at Inuit carvings of beings that seem half animal and half human, or touching a narwhal tusk.

Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World, which explores the relationship between humans and animals in the Inuit world, has just opened and runs though April 6, 2014.