Public Programs

Meet the Curator: Shifting Geographies

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00 pm
Location: University of Alberta Museums Gallery A (University of Alberta North Campus, TELUS International Centre – 87th Avenue and 111th Street, Edmonton AB)

Admission is Free

Meet the curator of the University of Alberta Art Collection and of Shifting Geographies, Nadia Kurd. Ask her questions about the exhibition, the works of art featured, the themes discussed in the exhibition and more.


Shifting Geographies Opening Reception

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (program at 6:00pm featuring Elder Atsinak Bishop, Janine Andrews, Executive Director, University of Alberta Museums, and Nadia Kurd, Curator, University of Alberta Art Collection)
Location: University of Alberta Museums Gallery A (University of Alberta North Campus, TELUS International Centre – 87th Avenue and 111th Street, Edmonton AB)

Admission is Free

Shifting Geographies ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᖏᑦ considers a range of Inuit works of art that highlight the lifestyle and cultural changes across the Canadian Arctic. Drawn from the University of Alberta Art Collection's broad holdings of Inuit art, this exhibition seeks to show how knowledge and skills have been passed on and transformed from one generation to the next.

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A Reading with Norma Dunning

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: TELUS International Centre - Room 134 (87th ave and 111th Street, Edmonton, AB)

Admission is Free

This is a registered Alberta Culture Days event

Join the UAlberta Museums for Alberta Culture Days and hear Inuk creative writer Norma Dunning read and talk about the writing process of her awarding winning 2017 book, "Annie Muktuk and Other Stories". Afterwards, visit the UAlberta Museums exhibition Shifting Geographies ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᖏᑦ: Inuit Art from the University of Alberta Art Collection.

About the Author: Dr. Norma Dunning is an Inuk creative writer, scholar and researcher. She is the author of "Annie Muktuk and Other Stories" which was awarded the Danuta Gleed Award, the Howard O'Hagan Award and a bronze standing on Foreward Reviews. Her first collection of poetry, "Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity" is scheduled to release October, 2019.

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The University of Alberta Museums hosts a variety of free programs open to the general public on a semi-regular basis. Upcoming program information can be found here as it is made available.