Discover the diversity of the different cultural groups in Alaska through their hunting, fishing, home life, uses for walrus ivory, and celebrations. Featured items include a five-foot whale baleen, a walrus oosik, traditional attire such as parkys and mukluks, unique children’s toys, and handmade tools of bone, ivory, oosik, and wood. A photo medley provides a window into Alaskan traditional lifestyles.
Small Faces ~ Cultural Masks & Heads Hall Gallery April 4 – September 20
This gallery features various sizes of masks and miniature heads from
all around the world giving you a glimpse into other eras, cultures, and
identities. Special artifacts include head fragments from
Roman–Egyptian era from 300 BC. This exhibit features artist such as Francisco “Paco” Sainz who originated in Spain but settled later in New York and Sutarja who was from Bali and his art is carried on through his wife and 12 children. A majority of the false faces represents a human face but animal faces are also represented. Whether used for ceremonial dances, theater, or religious beliefs each mask and head is unique. Artifacts for this exhibit were collected from the Global Village Museum community.
Mundoville Gallery International Folk Art in Miniatures
The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features
the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne
Nash, a founding member of the Museum. Nash donated her entire
collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses,
multiple small-scale scene replications and hundreds of international
folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe.
In addition there are numerous related life-size items. Many objects in
the collection are hand-made from natural materials.
Village Arts Gallery
Rejuvenated on April 4 by a guest curator Kaia Renouf. For this project John Roberts brought his favorite pieces from his loft to put in the gallery. Kaia, a Front Range Community College student of Anthropology, has brought to life the story behind John’s artifacts orally by using your own smart phone or tablet utilizing Quick Return scan technology or QR codes.