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

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

Eskimo and Inuit people believe that all living things—and 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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