'Circumpolar Expressions and Identities: An International Symposium,' Feb. 27

by Michelle Saport  |   

Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fine Arts Building, Room 117

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Herminia Din at hdin@uaa.alaska.edu.

"Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People" opens with a daylong symposium offering in-depth perspectives on Sámi history, identity and visual culture. In addition, we want to come together and explore the comparative aspects of these indigenous cultures in order for cultural exchange. The program will feature talks by the exhibition curators as well as a dialogue between Tromsø-based artist Aslaug Juliussen, Swedish-based artist Britta Marakatt-Labba and Alaska artists, including Ron Senungetuk, Alvin Amason, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Susie Bevins-Ericsen.

Tromsø (Norway) and Anchorage are sister cities. As cities in circumpolar nations with large indigenous communities, we share a number of similarities and differences. The symposium is a joint effort among the Anchorage Museum, Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø University Museum, UAA Department of Art and UAA Alaska Native Studies program.

For more information, visit the UAA Department of Art website.

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