Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People – Scandinavia House in New York19 May, 2014 at 08:59 | Posted in Culture | Leave a comment
Tags: art, exhibition
Saturday, May 10 through Saturday, August 23, 2014
Free admission | #samistories
Curated by the Tromsø University Museum and Northern Norway Art Museum, Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People is a landmark exhibition examining the history, identity, politics, and visual culture of the Sámi, the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula.
Featuring a selection of contemporary artworks and traditional duodji (handicraft)—including a reindeer milk scoop, shaman’s drum, cradle, and a selection of hats and dolls—Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People offers visitors an overview of Sámi history and visual culture from the 17th century to the present.