Inuit Art

Inuit art refers to artwork produced by Inuit people, that is, the people of the Arctic previously known as Eskimos, a term that is now often considered offensive outside Alaska. Historically their preferred medium was walrus ivory, but since the establishment of southern markets for Inuit art in 1945, prints and figurative works carved in relatively soft stone such as soapstone, serpentinite, or argillite have also become popular.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba claims to have the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. In 2007, the Museum of Inuit Art opened in Toronto, Ontario.

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... The Museum of Inuit Art, also known as MIA, is a museum in Toronto located within the historic Queen's Quay Terminal at the Harbourfront Centre ... It is devoted exclusively to Inuit art and culture ... former teacher in Nunavut and founder of The Harris Inuit Gallery, a respected commercial gallery for Inuit art — and a group of dedicated partners ...
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... Museum Center is a museum of fine art affiliated with Northwestern Michigan College ... consists of an outdoor sculpture garden, several galleries for temporary exhibits, and the Inuit Gallery ... The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States ...

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