Docent Lecture, "Yua: Spirit of the Arctic," Jill LeCrone

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Mask, Eskimo/Cup'ik

Mask, ca. 1915. Alaska, Nunivak Island, Eskimo, Cup'ik. Wood, cormorant feathers, sinew, and pigmentBequest of Thomas G. Fowler, 2007.21.112 

Eskimo and Inuit people believe all living things, even inanimate objects, possess yua, a spirit or soul. Carved masks, sculptures, and everyday objects reflect not only their time-honored beliefs and traditions, but also their gratitude and respect for spirits, animals, land, and sea.

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This lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is not required.

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Docent Council
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