Inuit Carvings from the Prince and Princess Takamado Collection

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

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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. Recently, so that a wider audience may enjoy and appreciate the beautiful sculptures and art created by Inuit peoples, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado has generously donated part of her collection to the Embassy of Canada.
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.

*Please be advised that you will need to show photo ID when entering the Embassy of Canada. There will also be a security check carried out on bags.

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from September 13, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Oct. 9 (Mon), Nov. 13 (Mon).

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