2022 Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection

  • Presented By: The Dennos Museum Center
  • Dates: 10/4/2022, 10/5/2022, 10/6/2022, 10/7/2022, 10/8/2022, 10/9/2022, 10/10/2022, 10/11/2022, 10/12/2022, 10/13/2022, 10/14/2022, 10/15/2022, 10/16/2022, 10/18/2022, 10/19/2022, 10/20/2022, 10/21/2022, 10/22/2022, 10/23/2022, 10/25/2022, 10/26/2022, 10/27/2022, 10/28/2022, 10/29/2022, 10/30/2022, 11/1/2022, 11/2/2022, 11/3/2022, 11/4/2022, 11/5/2022, 11/6/2022, 11/8/2022, 11/9/2022, 11/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 11/12/2022, 11/13/2022, 11/15/2022, 11/16/2022, 11/17/2022, 11/18/2022, 11/19/2022, 11/20/2022, 11/22/2022, 11/23/2022, 11/26/2022, 11/27/2022
  • Location: The Dennos Museum Center
  • Northwestern Michigan College Campus, 1410 College Dr
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Regular admission rates apply. $0 - $6 per person.

All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.

  • About

    While the traditional styles and subjects of Kinngait printmaking are still popular among collectors, Inuit artists are becoming increasingly interested in creating art that reflects today’s reality in the Arctic. In this collection of 34 prints by 15 artists, we have a diverse array of themes and techniques that showcase each artist’s individual voice. They range from the traditional imagery of Pee Ashevak’s Sunlit Owl, to the more contemporary style of Saimaiyu Akesuk’s Breathless Spirit. Other expressions of modern life include Qavavau Manumie’s Smoking Raven, an etching that depicts a raven cleaning out the tics and fleas under its feathers with a discarded burning cigarette butt, and Shuvinai Ashoona’s Mending the World, a lithograph where the artist has injected surreal visions into depictions of contemporary Inuit life. In doing so, Shuvinai has overturned stereotypical notions of Inuit culture while capturing the dramatic changes experienced in recent history. 

    *Exhibition date is subject to change as we await the delivery of prints. Please check dennosmuseum.org for updates. 




    Prints are limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come first-served basis only beginning at 11:00AM Monday, September 26th. You are welcome to reserve more than one print. You are also welcome to request a second or third choice in the case your first choice is unavailable. We will maintain a wait list and will contact individuals as prints become available. Shipping is available for prints at an additional cost.
    Upon your reservation, you will be contacted within two days in the order requests were received to let you know if your request is available and to confirm the details of your reservation. A digital invoice will be emailed to you on October 15th for payment. Prints officially go on sale Saturday, October 15, 2022 and all reserved prints will be released at that time. Prints will be available for pickup and shipping at the end of the museum’s exhibit Dec. 1st. 

    See all the prints, and more detailed information about the sale on the store's website. 

    Image: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Wolf Hackles. 2022, Etching and chine collé.