Audio/visual descriptions for a selection of pieces in our Art of the North galleries are available for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. You can listen on any device such as a personal computer, tablet or mobile phone.

ALASKA EXHIBITION

 

  Canoe, 1929
Randy Brown

1985.44.1ab

Aaron Leggett, Curator of Alaska History, discusses the Athabascan/Dene style birchbark canoe.

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  Dance Mittens, mid-20th century
Iñupiaq

2003.27.1, 2015.16.1

Maria Williams, phD, 2018-19 museum education faculty fellow and scholar of Alaska Native studies, discusses dance mittens and Iñupiaq traditions of King Island.

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  Giyema (Mask), mid-20th century
Billy Williams, Athabascan/Dene

Bequest of Patricia S. Bresett
2002.33.26

Beth Leonard, phD, scholar of Alaska Native studies, reflects on the Giyema and tea party ceremonies.

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  Drum, Drumstick, c. 1960
John Kokuluk Sr., King Island
Iñupiaq

1971.109.1-2

Christine Cassidy, Museum Educator, reflects on an Iñupiaq drum and drumstick.

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  Hat, c. 1973
Selina Peratrovich, Ketchikan
Haida

1973.10.2-3

Aaron Tolen, 2018-19 museum education intern, examines a Southeast ceremonial hat.

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ART OF THE NORTH

 

  Marie Rexford, 2016
Brian Adams
Iñupiaq

2018.7.13

Podcaster Alice Qannik Glenn, of Coffee and Quaq, reflects on Brian Adam’s portrait of Marie Rexford.

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  Neqeniighta, 2017
James Temte, Michelle Xiao, Jon Burpee

2017.21.1

Artist and researcher James Temte discusses his collaborative artwork of Neqeniighta.

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  Red Curl, 2018
Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Athabascan/Dene and Iñupiaq

2018.017.001

Artist Kathleen Bonnar reflects on Sonya Kelliher-Combs’s Red Curl.

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