The Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic have historically created some of the world’s most compelling art. Today, Inuit art includes a wide range of media, including sculpture, drawing, printmaking and textile arts and digital media.
Our Land: Contemporary Art From the Arctic is the first exhibition of the Nunavit Territorial collection and features 64 works created by Inuit artists over the past 50 years. The show opens at the Eiteljorg Museum Nov. 15. The celebration includes family activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cultural activist Peter Irniq will build an Inuksuk, or stone landmark, on the Eiteljorg’s front lawn at noon; a lecture by Arctic explorer John Huston will take place at 1 p.m.; and a performance by Inuit throat singers begins at 2:30 p.m. Additional events will take place Sunday.
The Eiteljorg is located in White River State Park. Admission is $8. For more information, call 317-636-9378 or go to www.eiteljorg.org.