The Carleton Art Collection includes 80 prints created by Inuit artists from 1964 to 1986, depicting traditional Inuit ways at a time when their culture was in transition. A range of printmaking practices including stone-cut, linocut, serigraph, and stencil are represented. Featured artworks come from print cooperatives in Baker Lake, Kinngait, Puvirnituq, Ulukhaktok, and Inukjuak in the Northern Quebec and Nunavut regions.

A selection of these artworks was featured in a 2018 Perlman Teaching Museum exhibition UnikKautte and, recently, a series of five educational videos that thematically explore the prints was produced by the museum. We invite you to explore the videos and research links on this page.

Videos: Exploring Inuit Art

With thanks to Evie Odden ’19 (researcher, script writer, narrator) and Louis Stein ’20 (videographer, video editor). This unique collection of Inuit artworks was donated to the Carleton Art Collection and Perlman Teaching Museum by alumnus Kip Lilly ’71.

For inquiries regarding the Carleton Art Collection and requests to utilize these artworks as teaching tools, please contact Sara Cluggish, the Mary Huling’s Rice Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum.

Inuit Printmaking at Carleton

Gender, Family, and Community

Spirituality, Ritual, and Storytelling

Animals, Landscape, and Environment

Hunting, Fishing, and Sustenance