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Inuit Art Exhibit, Film Screening to Run at WAG

January 11, 2013 7:01 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

Winnipeg Art GalleryContinuing with its recent theme of all-things Inuit, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is about to open a new exhibit surrounding the culture.

“Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art” will have a free public opening on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. and will run through April 14.

“The collection of Inuit art held by the Winnipeg Art Gallery is extraordinary by any standard,” said executive director Stephen Borys. “Its geographic range, diverse media, and size have brought international renown to the collection of 13,000 artworks, and this exhibition reveals its true scope and breadth.”

The exhibit will include Inuit sculpture, prints, drawings, and textile art. Charting dramatic transformations over six decades, this is a celebration of creative expression in the Arctic.”

The following night, on January 26, the WAG will host a film screening of “In Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos” (7 p.m.) with filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Arnaquq-Baril. Admission is free for delegates attending the Inuit art symposium. For all others it is included with gallery admission.