Anchorage Museum opens Tradition and Innovation: An Exhibit of Alaska Native Ivory Carving
May 06, 2002
Depicting scenes of Eskimo life with uncommon artistry and craftsmanship, these exceptionally detailed and elegant Native-carved walrus ivory pieces are among the most treasured in the Museum's collection. Many were originally created as tools or hunting implements. Early Euro-American traders, missionaries, miners and tourists recognized the beauty of these items and became avid collectors. The Eskimo carvers' finely made pieces are still admired as works of art in their own right today. This exhibit runs May 9 through Sept. 22.