Elisapee Ishulutaq Yesterday and Today (2014)COLLECTION OF THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Learn About Inuit Art

From historic practice to contemporary Inuit artists working today, here's a collection of articles that explore the world of Inuit art.

What makes art Inuit? Who decides what pieces get to market?  How does the co-operative system work?

Since 1986, the Inuit Art Quarterly has been devoted to advancing and appreciating Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts. The stories in our archive testify to our focus on connecting readers around the world with the Arctic through the robust and thoughtful writing of Inuit and Indigenous writers. To make sure you never miss an article, subscribe to the magazine. Can't wait for the next issue? Sign up for our free newsletter!

We've collected a series of articles from our archives to help orient you in the multiplicity of story-telling and rich cultural history that lives in Inuit art today. While by no means complete, we hope it helps answer some of the basic questions often asked about Inuit and their art, starting with why it's so important.

This project is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Inuit Art is a Marker of Cultural Resilience

by Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Learn how art helped preserve the cultural teachings of lost generations.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

by Abraham Anghik Ruben

An artist reflects on the rich history that forms the bedrock for Inuit artists today.

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What does Self-Portraiture Mean for an Inuit Artist?

by Adina Tarralik Duffy

An artist examines the legacy of self-representation she has been left.

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How are Inuit Artists Protected Against Fraud?

by Leslie Boyd

Exploring the history of the Igloo Tag Program.

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