Storytelling in Bone and Stone: New Masterpieces by Abraham Anghik Ruben

Abraham Anghik Ruben: Arctic Journeys / Ancient Memories is currently on display in the Art Gallery of Algoma’s Main Gallery. This exhibition, which runs until September 8th, 2013, allows visitors to experience the narratives and myths of two Northern Cultures, the Viking Norse and the Inuit, as told through masterfully carved sculptures.

Organized by the Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, in association with the Kipling Gallery, this exhibition brings stories of the ancient Polar Regions to Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario.

I have chosen to be a storyteller for my people through the medium of sculpture”

Before finding its way to Sault Ste. Marie, this selection of works was on display at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum for the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The exhibition closed in January 2013, but not before being viewed and photographed by over 500,000 visitors. The Art Gallery of Algoma is proud to be the first Canadian venue to host this high-caliber exhibition, and the artist, Abraham Anghik Ruben, plans on attending the closing of the exhibition in September.

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