Abraham Anghik Ruben (Inuvialuit, b. 1951) Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 2010 Whale skull, Brazilian soapstone, and cedar; 176.0 x 207.0 x 62.0 cm Collection of Kipling Gallery, Ontario, Canada (Photo Credit: Daniel Dabrowski, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Abraham Anghik Ruben (Inuvialuit, b. 1951) Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 2010 Whale skull, Brazilian soapstone, and cedar; 176.0 x 207.0 x 62.0 cm Collection of Kipling Gallery, Ontario, Canada (Photo Credit: Daniel Dabrowski, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Inuit Sculpture Featured at the National Museum of the American Indian

Abraham Anghik Ruben is an Inuvialuit (Inuit) artist who "portrays journeys of exploration, migration, and displacement through voyages across time and place, and into the spiritual realm" in his sculptures, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Until January 2, you can explore these works for yourself at the museum's location in Washington, D.C.

In the works on display in the exhibit, Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories: The Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben, "Ruben contrasts the ancient lives of two northern peoples—Norse adventurers and Inuit (Inuvialuit) whale hunters—guiding us to a new perspective on the complex history of the North American Arctic, a history shaped by movement, contact, and change."

For more information on the exhibit, please click here.

Abraham Anghik Ruben (Inuvialuit, b. 1951) Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 2008 Brazilian soapstone, 37 x 20.5 x 56 cm Collection of Richard and Marilyn Cooper

 

 

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