Eskimo drawing and prints
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1988-27
Dates:
circa 1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 prints
color, woodblock.
8 drawings
crayon, pencil.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two color woodblock prints and eight crayon/pencil drawings made by Inuit residents of Cape Dorset in Nunavut territory, Canada, circa 1966. The prints and drawings depict traditional Inuit subjects, including birds, bears, fish and hunting scenes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cape Dorset is an Inuit community located on Dorset Island in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut, Canada. Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, often called the "Capital of Inuit Art," has been a center for Inuit artists, especially in the areas of drawing, printmaking, and carving.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogate is available.
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1988-27

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1988-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from Hirshhorn Museum.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cape Dorset (Nunavut) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo ? Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/