Isaac Koyuk, Dancers and Drummers, 1977. Collection of Anchorage Museum.

Isaac Koyuk, Dancers and Drummers, 1977. Collection of Anchorage Museum.

Arctic Sculpture: Ivory Carvings from the Anchorage Museum Collection

March 29, 2024 – 2026

Arctic Sculpture celebrates the connection between walrus and Alaska Native people who have skillfully carved and sculpted walrus ivory for millennia. On view are varied examples of ivory forms from Inuit and Saint Lawrence Island Yupik cultures, including items made for leisure, trade, and tourism like cribbage boards and model ships, as well as original works of art. Visitors will appreciate intricate scrimshaw, as well as expertly carved figurines representing Arctic birds, marine mammals, humans, and the spirit realm.

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