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Inuit Art

The McMichael’s Inuit collection is a major public resource that attracts committed collectors, as well as thousands of students of Inuit art and culture to the gallery every year.

A Wide Ranging Collection

We collect and exhibit contemporary Inuit art in all its diversity. Captivating works by a broad range of Inuit artists are always on display in both the permanent collection and in special exhibitions. The collection includes paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures created using many different materials.

The Cape Dorset Archive

The gallery’s permanent collection is supplemented by the long-term loan of some 100,000 drawings, prints, and sculpture from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd., based in Cape Dorset.

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927 – )
Cape Dorset, The Enchanted Owl 1960,
Printed by Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931 – )
stonecut on paper, AP III
61.1 x 65.7 cm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Purchase 1979

Reproduced with the permission of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, Cape Dorset, Nunavut.

The Arctic Image

One of the newest publications from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Examines Canada's North from two distinct perspectives.

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