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Canadian Inuits Get Their Wilderness Chops from Wolves šŸŗ Amazing Dogs | Smithsonian Channel

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Conversations: Challenges to Inuit Art Sovereignty

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Eyewitness to Change

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Karin and Kathy Kettler - Inuit Throat-Singing Demonstration [Live at First Americans Festival 2004]

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National Museum of the American Indian Opening Ceremonies [Live at First Americans Festival 2004]

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Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy - Complete Symposium

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Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy - Pt. 3, John MacDonald

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Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy - Pt. 3, John MacDonald

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Rasmuson Theater Celebration Featuring Pamyua

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Qapirangajuq Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

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Arlene Hirschfelder interview with Larry Beck

Creator:
Hirschfelder, Arlene B.  Search this
Names:
Beck, Larry, 1938-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Culture:
Chnagmiut Yup'ik  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Date:
September 29, 1993
Summary:
This collection contains an interview with Chnagmiut Yup'ik artist Larry Beck (Lawrence James Beck; 1938-1994) conducted by Arlene Hirschfelder on September 29, 1993.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one audiocassette that features an interview with Chnagmiut Yup'ik sculptor Larry Beck (Lawrence James Beck; 1938-1994). Arlene Hirschfelder interviewed Beck on September 29, 1993 for a chapter in her book, American Indian Lives: Artists and Craftspeople, published by Facts On File in 1994.
Biographical / Historical:
Arlene Hirschfelder (1943-2021) was a American Indian studies scholar, author, and Indian rights advocate. An excerpt from her 2021 obituary in the Vinyard Gazette reads, "A lifelong educator, respected scholar, award-winning author and champion of Native American and children's rights, Arlene wrote and edited almost 100 nonfiction books and curricula, curated museum exhibitions and consulted with a vast array of institutions, agencies and corporations to improve their portrayal, awareness and presentation of Indigenous peoples.

She was key in debunking stereotypes and inaccurate information locally and nationally, and was considered a fearless and compassionate advocate in Indian country.

For more than two decades, she served as the scholarship director and education consultant for the Association on American Indian Affairs; her research there helped inform the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978. Later, she was a consultant at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian and a faculty member at the New School for Social Research."

The biography note below is from NMAI's Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck Papers, NMAI.AC.017.

Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck was born in Seattle, Washington on May 20, 1938. Beck's father was American and his mother was Norwegian and Yup'ik from Alaska. Larry was raised in Seattle and in 1956 graduated from Ballard High School. He then attended college at the University of Washington from1957 to 1959, where he first studied engineering. However, he decided that art was more in his future so between 1960-1961 he attended the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, now known as The Art Institute of Seattle. In 1962 Larry was given the opportunity to attend the University of Arizona's Guadalajara Summer School and study art abroad. Upon his return in 1962, he resumed his studies at The University of Washington and in 1964 he earned a B.A. in painting and a M.F.A. in 1965. While at UW, Larry was taught by George Tsutakawa and Everett Du Pen and visiting New York artist Gabriel Kohn. His art reflects the influences of sculptor David Smith, Mark di Suvero and Inuit artist Gariel Kohn.

During the 1966-1967 academic year, Larry was a visiting instructor of sculpture at the University of Oregon, in Eugene. During this time Larry participated in an exhibit called the Great Northwest Sausage Company Art show. This show included artists such as Morris Yarowsky, Dan Solomon, Gertrude (Trudie) Pacific-Beck, David Cotter, John Haugse and Marcella Rawlinson. The years between 1967-1968 were spent at the University of Southampton, England as a Fine Arts Fellow. His wife at the time, Trudie also accompanied him and also studied art while in England. When Larry and Trudie returned to the States, they settled in Skagit Valley Washington.

During the late 1960s and 1970s, Larry focused on his large scale, abstract sculptures and established his reputation as a sculpture. Larry's early works were comprised of found metals and objects assembled in a lyrical but humorous manner. Larry also was apart of the Shazam Society with Tom Robbins among others, which produced performances and happenings. During 1975-1980, he installed projects for Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, Highline Community College and Boeing (King County Airport). He also worked on a piece for the Occidental Park site in Seattle, but due to circumstances of the city it was never installed.

Although Larry was not raised around his ancestral homelands, like his Mother, in the mid 1970s Larry visited the Alaskan coast. It was then that he realized he understood the Yup'ik culture. In 1973 Larry started to produce a new series of pieces called "Inukshuk", which is Inuit for sculpture presence. This term was also used for three major commissions that later followed. Larry continued to use Inuit terminology in his work. This was the first sign that Larry started to embrace his multicultural heritage in his artwork. Larry experimented with making bronze and aluminum small castings of traditional Inuit masks, but he felt uneasy that these masks represented a complete contradiction to his western art training.

After the 1980 install of the Boeing sculpture, Beck experienced what he would call his sculpture career crisis. He became disappointed with public art. This is when Larry received his calling to start working on his abstract Inuit Inua (spirit) masks. Larry embraced the idea of using the ancestral ways of his Mother's people of finding natural objects and turning them into masks or art pieces. Larry utilized this method and found contemporary objects within junkyards and hardware stores to create his contemporary Inua masks. From this time on, Larry focused the remaining years of his life working on Inua masks. He participated in shows at art galleries and loaned artwork out for traveling exhibits that where exhibited from the United Nations in Switzerland to all over the United States, including his ancestral homelands of Alaska. Also from the mid 1980s till the end of his life in 1994, he spent more time with his children.

On March 27th 1994, Larry died of a heart attack in his home in Washington. His artwork still lives on today in many museums and private collections. He turned Native American Art into something that kept historical cultural ties while also embracing a contemporary look.
Related Materials:
NMAI also holds the Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck Papers (NMAI.AC.017), as well as, sculptures by the artist (25/5423 and 25/5410).
Provenance:
Gift of Dennis Hirschfelder, 2022.
Restrictions:
This collection is closed to researchers until the media has been digitized.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arlene Hirschfelder interview with Larry Beck, NMAI.AC.421; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.421
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
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In Cape Dorset we do it this way three decades of Inuit printmaking Jean Blodgett with essays by Heather Ardies, Leslie Boyd, and Linda Sutherland

Title:
Three decades of Inuit printmaking
Author:
Blodgett, Jean 1945-  Search this
Author:
McMichael Canadian Art Collection  Search this
Subject:
West-Baffin Eskimo Co-operative  Search this
Co-opeĢrative des Esquimaux de l'iĢ‚le de Baffin de l'Ouest  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages illustrations (some color), portraits 26 x 30 cm
Type:
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Catalogs
Catalogues
Expositions
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Place:
Northwest Territories
Cape Dorset
Territoires du Nord-Ouest
Nunavut
Kanada
Date:
1991
Topic:
Inuit prints  Search this
Inuit drawing  Search this
Inuit--Prints  Search this
Inuit--Drawing  Search this
Inuits--Estampes  Search this
Inuits--Dessins  Search this
Eskimo  Search this
KuĢˆnstler  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Druckgrafik  Search this
Lithografie  Search this
Call number:
E99.E7 B652i 1991
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Northern rock contemporary Inuit stone sculpture Susan Gustavison with essays by Jean Blodgett, Carolyn Anglin and Robert Rainbird

Author:
Gustavison, Susan J (Susan Joan) 1945-  Search this
Author:
Anglin, Carolyn Diane 1959-  Search this
Blodgett, Jean 1945-  Search this
Rainbird, Robert H (Robert Howard) 1957-  Search this
McMichael Canadian Art Collection  Search this
Physical description:
192 pages illustrations (some color) 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Canada
Eskimo
Kanada
Date:
1999
20th century
20e sieĢ€cle
Topic:
Inuit sculpture  Search this
Stone carving--History  Search this
Sculpture materials  Search this
Sculpture inuite  Search this
Sculpture en pierre--Expositions  Search this
Sculpture--MateĢriaux--Expositions  Search this
Sculpture en pierre--Histoire  Search this
Sculpture--MateĢriaux  Search this
Stone carving  Search this
Plastik  Search this
Sculpture inuit--Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
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Arctic expressions Inuit art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1961-1989 Susan Gustavison

Title:
Cape Dorset revisited
Author:
Gustavison, Susan J (Susan Joan) 1945-  Search this
Author:
McMichael Canadian Art Collection  Search this
Subject:
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council History  Search this
West-Baffin Eskimo Co-operative  Search this
Co-opeĢrative des Esquimaux de l'iĢ‚le de Baffin de l'Ouest Catalogues  Search this
Physical description:
96 pages, 46 pages of plates illustrations (some color) 16 x 24 cm
Type:
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Place:
Northwest Territories
Cape Dorset
Nunavut
Date:
1994
Topic:
Inuit art  Search this
Estampe inuite  Search this
Inuit prints--Exhibitions  Search this
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Conversations: Inuit Identities and Vitalization

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The Inuit World

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Stern, Pamela  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (465 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
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Date:
2021
Call number:
E99.E7 I567 2022 (Internet)
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Inuit : glimpses of an Arctic past / David Morrison and Georges-HeĢbert Germain ; illustrations by FreĢdeĢric Back

Author:
Morrison, David A  Search this
Germain, Georges-HeĢbert 1944-  Search this
Back, FreĢdeĢric 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
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Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Inuit--Social life and customs  Search this
Inuit--Social life and customs--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
E99.E7 M842i 1995
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Inuit art : an anthology / introduction by Alma Houston

Author:
Houston, Alma  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Inuit art  Search this
Eskimo art  Search this
Data Source:
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Art inuit : La sculpture et l'estampe contemporaines des esquimaux du Canada = Contemporary Sculpture and Print of the Canadian Eskimo / Claude Baud, IreĢ€ne Brice, Michel Jacot ; preĢface = foreword Michel Butor

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Baud, Claude  Search this
Brice, IreĢ€ne  Search this
Jacot, Michel  Search this
Physical description:
125 p. ; cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1997
Topic:
Inuit art  Search this
Inuit sculpture  Search this
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Bear Figure

Donor Name:
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden  Search this
Length - Object:
44 cm
Width - Object:
36 cm
Depth - Object:
17 cm
Culture:
Eskimo, Inuit  Search this
Object Type:
Sculpture
Place:
Canada, North America
Accession Date:
28 Aug 1992
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370312
USNM Number:
E427870-0
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35bb95d10-02bd-4cc1-94bd-586a71bc1c81
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edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460582
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