Welcome to Museum at Home! While we're temporarily closed, we're bringing Museum London activities, art, and history to you each week with this series of both relaxing and engaging activities. We hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more! 

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This Week's Activities:

With the return of warmer weather we are looking at the art of Kenojuak Ashevak and her cheery “Sun Owl With Foliage”.  What could be better than this warm arctic print!

  • Hear the artist talk about her art, here
  • See how an Inuit stone cut print is made, here 
  • Test your owl knowledge, here

Calm Corner Activities:

  • Relax with some colouring pages created by Inuit artist Nasugraq Rainey Hopson, here
  • Watch a soothing time lapse video of the never-setting arctic sun, here

From the Collection

Kenojuak Ashevak 1927 - 1913, grew up living a traditional life in igloos and skin tents on Baffin Island. As Canada’s most renowned Inuit artist, she is best known for her owl drawings which were cut into stone that was inked, and then printed multiple times on paper. Look closely at the bottom left hand corner of this print and find the small red igloo. This stamp is put on all prints made in Cape Dorset, Nunavut: the first Inuit printmaking studio, opened in 1957. The owl seems to be transforming out of the sun and leaves surrounding it, and has characteristic large eyes, and the big, sharp claws of a raptor.

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Image: Kenojuak Ashevak (Canadian, 1927-2013), Sun Owl and Foliage, 1979, lithograph on paper, Collection of Museum London, Gift of Richard & Beryl Ivey, Toronto, 2007