Yup’ik Garments For All Seasons | Chuna McIntyre
Tuesday Dec 09 04:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Hear master artist, storyteller, and dancer Chuna McIntyre talk about the historical aspects of traditional garments—including the museum’s newly acquired imarnin (summer dried seal gut parka), or oasperrluk (over-garment) that will be on view in the Recent Acquisitions exhibition opening Dec. 4, 2014. Join us on a journey to the Bering Sea, and experience the Yup’ik spoken language, music and dance encompassed in traditional artforms.
Chuna McIntyre is a Central Yup'ik Eskimo, born in a small village of Eek, located at the mouth of Kuskokwim Bay, on the Alaska coast. Chuna received his BA from Sonoma State University, California, in studio art and Native American Studies. Raised mostly by his maternal Grandmother, Chuna learned his Yup’ik traditional and ancient ways of singing, dancing, and application of tradtional arts. His current works are in traditional garments and dance accoutrements, and his most recent work is on view in the exhibition Circle of Dance at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.