Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration

October 11 - December 3, 2011

This exhibition features exquisite and extraordinarily rare prints from Japan and Cape Dorset, Nunavut, from the late 1950s and early 1960s. It also tells the little-known story of how, fifty years ago, the Canadian artist and “discoverer” of Inuit art, James Houston, travelled to Japan to study printmaking with Un’ichi Hiratsuka.

Talk by Taiga Chiba, Saturday, October 15, 2pm

Opening party, Saturday, October 15, 3-5pm

Talk by co-curator Asato Ikeda, Saturday, October 22, 2pm

Talk by Maiko Behr, Wednesday, November 9, 7pm

Exhibition organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization with the assistance of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset.