Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories: The Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben

October 05, 2012–January 01, 2013
Washington, DC

The art of Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben (b. 1951) portrays journeys of exploration, migration, and displacement through voyages across time and place, and into the spiritual realm. In these recent sculptures, Ruben contrasts the ancient lives of two northern peoples—Norse adventurers and Inuit (Inuvialuit) whale hunters—guiding us to a new perspective on the complex history of the North American Arctic, a history shaped by movement, contact, and change.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 18th Inuit Studies Conference Oct. 24–28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

This beautifully illustrated title is published in conjunction with Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories: The Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben, an exhibition on view at the National Museum of the American Indian through January 2, 2013. The art of contemporary Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben explores the social, cultural, and spiritual lives of his Inuvialuit (Inuit) ancestors and the influences of Viking adventurers and Norse settlers who came to the North American Arctic.
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