Yup'ik Masks Exhibition Opens at NMAI

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Summary

"Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer--The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks" opens at the National Museum of the American Indian's George Gustav Heye Center in New York. Planned by Alaskan Native peoples in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the creation of this exhibition offered Yup'ik people the first opportunity to exhibit their masks in the context of the dances, the stories, and the complex cosmology of the people who created them.

Subject

  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer - The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks (Exhibition) (1996 : Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1997. Washington, D.C.: National Collections Program, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 2000, pg. 27.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 1997

Topic

  • Historians
  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibit openings
  • Masks
  • Indian masks
  • Indians of North America
  • Yup'ik Indians

Place

Alaska

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