Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait


Aug 10, 2018 – 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(daily until Sep 23, 2018)

145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103 Map

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This exhibition chronicles three generations of Inuit artists—Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983), her daughter Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002), and granddaughter Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016). The prints and drawings on view offer nuanced depictions of family and village life in Kinngait, as well as sardonic references to pop culture that have now penetrated everyday life in this remote community in the Canadian Arctic. Kinngait is known internationally for its artwork, and the three women in this exhibition are among the most well regarded artists of this region.

Akunnittinni loosely translates as “between us” in Inuktitut, one of the principal Inuit languages of Canada. This exhibition was organized by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, NM, where it was originally presented.

This exhibition runs July 1 through September 23. Exhibition open daily 12:00 to 5:00 pm (closed Tuesdays). Admission is always free.

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