Monday, March 2, 2009

WALKABOUT: Inuit art at the Sullivan Museum

The Sullivan Museum of Norwich University in Northfield is more than a museum of military or university history. Right now, it's hosting a show called Arctic Visions, 1950s Inuit prints and carved sculptures representing the Inuit cultures’ spiritual beliefs.

There's a video as well, “Songs in Stone”—the award winning documentary on the origin of Inuit art by legendary John Houston. Shot principally on Baffin Island in the wilds of the Canadian Arctic, the film features the native  sculptors and printmakers of Cape Dorset. For information: 
Image: Pudlo Pulot (1916-1992) Spring Landscape Stonecut and stencil