A Way of Life Inuit Sculpture from the Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection

22 May 2010 – 27 February 2011

Agjangajuk Shaa, Man Carrying Bird (2007)

Agjangajuk Shaa, Man Carrying Bird (2007)

Nearly thirty years have passed since the MacKenzie Art Gallery presented the exhibitionThe Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection of Inuit Art. That exhibition was a revelation to residents of Regina, many of whom had no idea that a world class collection of Inuit art existed in the city. With works acquired as far back as 1954, the Shumiatcher collection is among a select few that tell the story of the development of Inuit art from its inception.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is proud once again to showcase choice examples from the Drs. Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection of Inuit Art. The selections are drawn from works generously donated to the MacKenzie by the Shumiatchers over the years, as well as works from their personal collection. A special feature of the exhibition will be the unveiling of a redesigned recognition area for the Shumiatcher Sculpture Court. This area will house a permanent rotating display of work from the Shumiatcher collection and will provide visitors with an introduction to the work of these groundbreaking collectors.

Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the City of Regina Arts Commission.

Agjangajuk Shaa
Man Carrying Bird (2007), stone, 66.0 x 37.0 x 370.0 cm.
Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, gift of Drs. Morris and Jacqui Shumiatcher