Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit
October 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019 | Heard Museum
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- Heard Museum
- 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Running through Feb. 3, 2019, “Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit” explores the surprising and little-known story of how Inuit people and culture inspired one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Henri Matisse.
The exhibition features original artwork by Matisse, Yup’ik masks (Native Alaskan), cultural objects, photographs, film, and ephemera, and will explore the shared creative impulses that transcend time and culture by examining the unexpected connection between the Great Master and the people of the Arctic.
Matisse is celebrated for his sensuous approach to color and composition. Largely unknown to the general public, however, are his striking black-and-white portraits of Inuit people that were inspired, in part, by a group of Yup’ik masks collected by his son-in-law Georges Duthuit.
The Heard Museum will be the only venue to see these original works of art.