Museum of Inuit Art


Permanent Collection

Gallery I: Artistic History and Thematic Foundations of Inuit Art

The first gallery examines the evolution of art in Canada’s Arctic through the recognized historical periods; prehistoric Thule culture; post-European contact; and early modern Inuit art.

Gallery II: Diversity of Styles and Artistic Expression

The second gallery provides an overview of modern artistic styles and media that have evolved in Canada’s Arctic in the various regions and major communities, thus reflecting the scope and depth of artistic expression within Inuit art. The varied media employed in Inuit sculpture – stone, bone, antler, ivory and ceramic – are represented as prints, drawings and textiles.

Gallery III: Masterworks and Contemporary Sculpture

The principal feature of the third gallery is the presentation of major works by leading Inuit artists, including Pauta Saila, Judas Ullulaq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Oviloo Tunnillie, and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok.

Special Exhibitions

Gallery IV and V: Special Exhibitions and Audio-Visual Presentation Centre

The fourth and fifth galleries are devoted to rotating special exhibitions. The goal of these exhibiition is to focus more specifically on particular artists, communities, themes and media.