Dogs See the Spirits

Kenojuak Ashevak, Inuit / Canadian, 1927 - 2013
Canadian Inuit


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Seal skin stencil print on paper


Sheet: 19 1/4 × 27 7/8 in. (48.9 × 70.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



Kananginak Pootoogook


West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, Kinngait


Place Made: Kinngait, Dorset Island, Baffin Island, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern


Not on view


Inscribed and signed, in graphite, lower left to right: DOGS SEE THE SPIRITS SKIN STENCIL 38/50 CAPE DORSET BAFFIN ISLAND 1960 KENOYUAK

Course History

NAS 30.19, Indigistory, Gordon Henry, Fall 2019

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

SART 31/SART 72, Painting II/III, Jen Caine, Winter 2022

Studio Art 31.01/72.01, Painting II/III, Jen Caine, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

Eskimo Art, Baker Library and Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1961, Sponsored by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and the Canadian Consulate in Boston brought to Dartmouth College by Mrs. Stefansson.

Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth Century Inuit Art from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kin Class of 1985 Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014-December 6, 2015.

Published References

Eskimo Graphic Art 1960, issued under the authority of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset, no. 19/60, 1960 [ West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative's 2nd Annual Print Collection]


Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (possibly through the Boston Museum of Science, selected from the exhibition of Eskimo Art brought to Dartmouth College by Evelyn Stefansson in 1961); sold to present collection, 1961.

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