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Second Saturdays – A LAND NORTH

In November 2018, the Heard Museum will launch a new monthly series: Second Saturdays at the Heard.

The Second Saturday series will feature monthly, themed marketplaces in the Heard Museum’s Central Courtyard. Each event is free to attend and will feature outstanding traditional and contemporary art from Indigenous artists, live performances, demonstrations and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artists.

In conjunction with the exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit, the new series will launch with A LAND NORTH, a marketplace featuring Indigenous artists from Alaska.


Performances in Central Courtyard

Josephine Aloralrea – (Yup’ik) – A Yup’ik Welcoming
12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Discussion in Steele Auditorium

Tupik Mi: Resurgance of Traditional Facial Tattooing
2:15 p.m.
Once common throughout the Arctic and North America, facial tattooing was a widely practiced tradition until western religion and culture censured the practice. Today, a growing number of young Indigenous women from Alaska to the Colorado River have begun a resurgence in facial tattooing that reevaluates traditional tattooing as a method for healing identity, reclaiming culture and honoring indigenous practices. In this presentation and discussion, Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum and Quechan/Pee Posh artist Yolanda Hart Stevens discuss pathways to cultural empowerment for Indigenous youth and women through exploration of this rich heritage of traditional tattooing.

Participating Artists

Michael McIntyre (Yup’ik) – wooden masks, music, photography

Holly Mitituq Nordlum (Iñupiaq) – Graphic Artist, Activist, Filmmaker, Inuit Traditional Tattoos

Drew Michael (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq) – Carved Masks, painting, jewelry

Moses Wassilie (Yup’ik) – Ivory carvings, jewelry and beadwork.

Maritza Nuglene-Gomez (Iñupiaq) – Contemporary cloth parkas

Letha Chimegalrea Simon (Yup’ik) – Traditional Parkas


Photo credit: Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip)

Event Details

Saturday, November 10
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Central Courtyard, Steele Auditorium

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