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Inuit Carvings from the Prince and Princess Takamado Collection

September 13 – November 21, 2017

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

August 28, 2017

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present Inuit Carvings from the Prince and Princess Takamado Collection as part of its year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

The late Prince Takamado first went to Canada in 1978 to study at Queen’s University in Ontario. He returned a number of times after completing his studies and had a deep fondness for Canada and its people, including its Inuit culture and art. After their marriage, Prince and Princess Takamado visited Canada’s North on two occasions, meeting Inuit sculptors and artists and developing a deeper appreciation for this culture. Several artworks from Prince and Princess Takamado’s collection have been donated to the Embassy of Canada so that a wider audience may enjoy and appreciate the beautiful sculptures and art created by Inuit peoples.

Modern Inuit carvings are often made of stone and generally created by hand, even though power tools are available, as this provides the artist with more control in releasing the spirit and image from the stone and brining the sculpture to life. Through this exhibition, viewers will experience these characteristics first hand, glimpsing Canada’s North through the eyes of its Inuit peoples.

Details

Date: September 13 – November 21, 2017

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Closed on weekends, October 9 and November 13

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Contact:
Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6391
E-mail: TOKYO.CC@international.gc.ca

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

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N.B.: Visitor access to the Embassy of Canada requires photo identification.

Note that bags will be checked for security.

 

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Date Modified:
2017-09-12