2019 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society

Thank you for a great 2019 Annual Meeting!

WHEN: October 25-27, 2019

WHERE:  University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor

Agenda for the 2019 IAS Conference at UMMA,

Friday, October 25

Registration at the University of Michigan Art Museum (UMMA) and Marketplace open

Opening Reception, hors d’oeuvres  @UMMA

Introductions and Canadian Consul General’s remarks

Keynote: Dr. Heather Igloliorte, “Inuit Art Futures,” UMMA Auditorium

Saturday, October 26     

Registration at UMMA; Continental Breakfast; Marketplace open

Welcome—Mike Foor-Pessin

Christine Lalonde (Associate Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada): “The Wild and Widely Unknown History of Inuit Art at the NGC”

Dr. Mame Jackson, Curator (Professor Emerita: Art History), “An Interesting History —  A Promising Future: The Power Family Program for Inuit Art at UMMA.”

Buffet Lunch

Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley, Kinngait, NU  (Film, Sculptural Carving)  “Inspiration and Challenges of an Artist in the 21st Century”

Mike Foor-Pessin (IAS President) “’The Inuit Art Enthusiasts’ Facebook Community: Avoiding the Single Story”

Panel Discussion: Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Christine Lalonde, and Dr. Mame Jackson “Reflections on How Far We’ve Come, and Where We’re Going”

Carving demonstration by Kuzy Curley

Evening activities will take place at the Sheraton Ann Arbor

IAS Board/Business Meeting
Banquet at the Sheraton, Grande 1

Sunday, October 27

Continental Breakfast and Marketplace

Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Scholar, Curator and Art Historian), Nunatsiavut; University Research Chair and Community Engagement, Concordia University.

SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut: Curating with Community”

Film showing: “The Necessities of Life” directed by Benoit Pilon (running time 1 hour, 43 minutes)

Marketplace closes; Conference ends

Tillirnanngittuq at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

The first exhibit in the Power Family Program for Inuit Art at University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor opens March 16, 2019.

Tillirnanngittuq celebrates both the development of contemporary Inuit art in the Canadian Arctic since the 1950s and the Power family’s important role in supporting and promoting Inuit art.

The exhibit will run through October 27, 2019.