For The Independent
An exhibit titled “The Macy's Foundation Presents: North of Sixty — Canadian Inuit Prints” will be on view through Aug. 3 at the Huntington Museum of Art.
The exhibit features 40 prints selected from the collection of The Richard F. Brush Gallery at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., that offer a distinct portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic. “North of Sixty” refers to the circle of latitude that is 60 degrees north of the earth’s equatorial plane. In Canada, the 60th parallel forms a boundary between the northern territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, and the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to the south.
Among the best-known Inuit artists are Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992), Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kananginak Pootoogook (1935-2010), and Kavavaow Mannomee (born 1958).
During Tuesday’s monthly tour at 7 p.m., the film "Kinngait: Riding Light into the World" will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701,