National Museum of the American Indian | Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004 United States+ Google Map

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual conversation between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and daughter: Pitseolak Ashoona (1904–1983), Napachie Pootoogook (1938–2002), and Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016). Their artworks provide a personal and cultural history of three generations of Inuit women whose art practices included autobiographical narratives and chronicled intimate and sometimes harsh memories and historically resonant moments. The prints and drawings on view also include sardonic references to pop culture, which now infuses everyday…

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