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thin ice

Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment

January 27 - May 13, 2007

The impetus for this exhibition, which focuses on the Hood Museum of Art’s Inuit collections and celebrates Dartmouth’s long involvement in Arctic Studies, is the International Polar Year 2007-2008. Thin Ice explores traditional Inuit life through the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century art and artifacts that indigenous Arctic peoples used to survive within this challenging environment. With the understanding that the Arctic environment is undergoing rapid transformation from climate change and the significant melting of sea ice, the exhibition highlights the impact of such change on Inuit ways of life and their relationship to the region in which they live. An illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously funded by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Foundation, the Kane Lodge Foundation, the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund, and the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund. It was curated by A. Nicole Stuckenberger, Stefansson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, as part of International Polar Year.

See the exhibition at the Hood! View the QuickTime gallery panoramas.

Press release

Vermont Public Radio interview with Nicole Stuckenberger

Exhibition catalogue

About the curator

About the Arctic regions

Web links

Thin Ice Exhibition Events

Introductory Tour of Thin Ice

14 April, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

Lecture

4 May, Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
FROM COLD WAR TO THIN ICE: TRANSFORMING CULTURAL AUTHORITY IN INUIT ART CURATING AND WRITING
Norman Vorano, Curator of Contemporary Inuit Art, Canadian Museum of civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

Introductory Tour of Thin Ice

5 May, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 4/19/07