Rovaniemi Art Museum curate and produce an exhibition of contemporary native art of Alaska in collaboration the Anchorage Museum, Alaska. The exhibition shows art of indigenous people focusing on high quality and challenging works from Anchorage Museum’s collection.
The Anchorage Museum's collections exist primarily as a means of fulfilling the Museum's mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret cultural materials which illustrate the art and history of Alaska and the circumpolar North. The Museum has important collections of Alaska Native artifacts, historical and contemporary artwork, and objects that illustrate Alaska's history.
The largest component of the Museum's collections is its Alaska Native collections. The Museum is particularly proud of its strong collection of contemporary Alaska Native art which contains works by Alvin Amason, James Robert Schoppert, Rebecca Lyon, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Sonya Kelliher-Combs as well as many others.
Exhibition Place of Origin will be shown in Rovaniemi Art Museum and Luleå Konsthallen 2018-2019. The exhibition makes art as well as cultural heritage of the Arctic available and enables the better understanding of Northern art. Some of the Alaska Native art speaks of cultural heritage in a whisper; some call out in a loud, clear voice.
Picture: Othniel Art Oomittuk Jr, Caribou Man Transformation, 2006