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In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sami and Inuit Art 2000 through 2005 at The National Gallery of Canada
OTTAWA.- This exhibition presents some 70 works made between 2000 and 2005 by Canadian Inuit artists and Sámi artists from Norway, Sweden, and Finland. While there is no evidence that Sámi and Inuit are related, both indigenous groups inhabit northern lands that are now incorporated into contemporary nations. Their circumstances, since contact with other cultures, share many similarities in terms of religion, language, lifestyle, learning, and politics. The Sámi and Inuit have long histories of making specially crafted objects for functional and religious use; contemporary manifestations show varying degrees of connection with previous times as well as clear indications of change. Created in a wide range of media – sculpture, painting, prints, drawings, textiles, and photography – the works from these two circumpolar cultures are displayed side by side to establish a dialogue of affinities and contrasts.





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May 23, 2008

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Sotheby's Sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Sets Record for 14 Artists

Sterne and Steinberg: Critics Within Opens at The Menil Collection in Houston

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Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics at The Gardiner Museum

Early Anglo-Saxon Coins from the De Wit Collection on View at Fitzwilliam Museum

The Orientalist Sale at Sotheby's to be Led by Osman Hamdy Bey's A Lady of Constantinople

Book Art of the Year on View at The Danish Museum of Art and Design

Asia Society Presents Vietnam: A Memorial Work by Jun-Nguyen-Hatsushiba

LACMA Exhibition Features Seminal Street Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia

NGV Launches Masterpieces for Melbourne Fundraising Campaign

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In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sami and Inuit Art 2000 through 2005 at The National Gallery of Canada

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Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City at New York Public Library

The Hammer Museum and MCASD Partner to Acquire New Culptural Work by Nathan Mabry

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