Home | Calendar | Docent Lecture: "Yua: Spirit of the Arctic," by Jill LeCrone

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 

This event is expired.

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.

Ticket Information
This lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is not required.
Contact Information
Docent Council
Not now ×
Close ×
Close ×
Answer one question. Improve our website.

Today, I’m visiting this website:

Done. Thank you!

What is this?

We’re always looking for ways to improve our site, so we want to know why you’re here and how we can help you find the information you need. For specific questions or comments about our website or this survey, please contact us. Thanks for your help!