Tuesday, January 11

In The Know – Tuesday, January 11 – 12:00 p.m.

Bridging a Gap:  The Creation of Qaumajuq in Canada’s South

Qaumajuq means it is bright, it is lit in the Inuktitut language. This is also the name of the exciting new Inuit Arts Center recently opened by the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

We welcome Stephen D. Boyres, director and CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Qaumajuq to offer a snapshot into the amazing journey to create Quamajuq. Housing the largest collection of Inuit art in the world, this beautiful new center in downtown Winnipeg, whose architecture is inspired by the northern tundra, is dedicated to exhibitions, research, learning, and artmaking. Quamajuq is a bridge, enabling peoples from the North and South to meet, learn, and work together. It is a gathering place—a community hub for exploration and advancement—with the art serving as a lens on Canada’s Arctic.

Stephen who has long been a forceful advocate for the belief that art can change lives, has shown this through his many roles as professor, curator, and arts director and now through his important role in creating Qaumajuq.