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Curator of Inuit Prints Exhibit to Speak at WAG

May 20, 2012 8:06 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

The curator of Contemporary Inuit Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization will give a talk at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on May 30 about his current exhibit, “Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration.”

Dr. Norman Vorano’s exhibit, on display now at the WAG, is a groundbreaking inquiry into Japanese influences in the early years of the Cape Dorset print studio.

“Our exhibition presents not only some of the first Inuit prints ever made, but the actual Japanese prints that were brought to the Arctic in 1959 after Houston returned to Canada from studying in Japan,” Vorano said in a release.

The talk will take place as part of the Art for Lunch program at 12:10 p.m. and is included with the cost of gallery admission.