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Oct 25

Heather Igloliorte: Inuit Art Futures

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar, curator, and art historian, leading the field of contemporary Inuit art curatorial practice and working to develop the next generation of Inuit leaders. Join us on Friday, October 25, to hear her public talk that kicks off the 2019 Inuit Art Society Annual Meeting on the last weekend of UMMA's exhibition The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq.


Heather Igloliorte holds the University Research Chair in Circumpolar Indigenous Arts at Concordia University, where she leads the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership Partnership Grant and Co-Directs the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Cluster (IIF) in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology with Professor Jason Edward Lewis. Igloliorte currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Circle for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, working on the development of the new national Inuit Art Centre; and sits on the Board of Directors for the Native North American Art Studies Association, the Inuit Art Foundation, and the Nunavut Film Board, among others. 

Please join us for a reception and opportunity to see the exhibition at 5:30 p.m. More information about the Inuit Art Society Annual Meeting can be found on their website at




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

The Inuit Art Society Annual Meeting is organized by the Inuit Art Society with generous funding from the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the Consul General of Canada, Detroit office.