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Get to the Point: Arctic Museum’s Antler Art Exhibit Ends Feb. 23

Visit the Arctic museum soon if you want to see the popular exhibit Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection. The exhibit will close at 5 p.m., Sunday February 23, 2014.

Mary Etok, "Ice Worm Spirits," 1979, Kangiqsualujjuaq. Antler. Robert and Judith Toll Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.

Mary Etok, “Ice Worm Spirits,” 1979, Kangiqsualujjuaq. Antler. Robert and Judith Toll Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.

Since Spirits of Land, Air, and Water opened in the spring of 2013, visitors have been thrilled by the diverse and imaginative carvings on exhibit, all made by Canadian Inuit artists using caribou antler. Adults and children alike have enjoyed seeing the drummers, acrobats, spirits and monsters that the artists created, making the best use of the many variations of the raw material. A selection of Inuit prints highlights the importance of caribou in Inuit culture.

To mark the closing of the exhibit, on Saturday, February 22, the museum will host an antler-themed family day with craft activities for children from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Handsome Antlers and Gorgeous Horns. Those seeking a quieter visit should visit before, or after this always popular annual event.

The exhibit is closing to make room for a new exhibit, Cape Dorset and Beyond: Inuit Art from the Marcia and Robert Ellis Collection, opening April 17, 2014. Look for more information about this exciting new exhibit soon.

thumb:Mary Etok, "Ice Worm Spirits," 1979, Kangiqsualujjuaq. Antler. Robert and Judith Toll Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.