A Collector's Eye: The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art

ᓄᐊᑦᑎᕙᑦᑑᑉ ᕿᓂᐅᓯᖓ

A Collector’s Eye ᓄᐊᑦᑎᕙᑦᑑᑉ ᕿᓂᐅᓯᖓ: The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art  celebrates the contributions of Milton and Wendy Halvarson and the important legacy their lifetime of collecting has made to the University of Alberta Art Collection.

In 2019, Milton Halvarson (1939-2019) bequeathed 46 works of art that would bring his contribution to 113 works of art to the University of Alberta Museums. These works of art can be organized in three distinct areas of Inuit art and material culture, namely prints, sculptures, and dolls. Skillfully made for print and craft co-operatives and later sold to dealers and collectors in southern Canada, the works of art in this exhibition show the vibrancy and variety of contemporary Inuit art practices.

List of Artists (Coming Soon)

Exhibition Credits

Upcoming Programs

A Collector's Eye: Film Screening of "Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak"

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: TELUS International Centre - Room 134 (87th Avenue and 111th Street, Edmonton, AB)

Admission is Free

We will be screening "Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak" (John Feeney, 1963, runtime 19 minutes)

"This documentary shows how an Inuit artist's drawings are transferred to stone, printed and sold. Kenojuak Ashevak became the first woman involved with the printmaking co-operative in Cape Dorset. This film was nominated for the 1963 Documentary Short Subject Oscar®." - National Film Board