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Mar 16

2019 Doris Sloan Memorial Program: The Power of Inuit Art

Collector Philip Power will join Inuit art experts Marion (Mame) Jackson and Patricia Feheley in a conversation moderated by Vera Grant about the story of the Inuit collections gifted by Philip and Kathy Power. All three speakers were introduced to Inuit art as young people and have had a lifetime connection with Inuit art. This conversation will share how two generations of the Power family connected Ann Arbor with the Arctic, and the relationship of both traditional and innovative ways of making art with the lifeways and environment of the Inuit peoples. Marion (Mame) Jackson is an art historian and professor emerita, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Patricia Feheley is the owner and director of Feheley Fine Arts gallery, an internationally-renowned gallery specializing in early and contemporary Inuit art. Jackson and Feheley have worked closely with UMMA to develop the first exhibition of this stellar collection of nearly 250 objects from a formative period in Inuit art-making. Vera Grant is UMMA's Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

This exhibition inaugurates the Power Family Program for Inuit Art, established in 2018 through the generosity of Philip and Kathy Power.

Established through the generosity of Dr. Herbert Sloan, the annual Doris Sloan Memorial Program honors one of the Museum’s most ardent friends and supporters, Doris Sloan, a long-time UMMA docent.

This event is offered in conjunction with the Power Family Program in Inuit Art, established in 2018 through the generosity of Philip and Kathy Power.