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Robert Hoffman: Filling Empty Spaces - Attraction and Distraction

January 14 – April 22, 2023

About the Artist

Through his carvings and paintings, Robert Hoffmann (Tlingit) explores cultural values and to what ends they drive us in a search for fulfillment.

Hoffmann is one of three artists selected for the Sheldon Jackson Museum 2020-2023 Solo Artist Exhibition Series. The other artists are: Allie High and Peter Williams.

Image credit: Introspection (detail)

Opening Reception/
Artist Talk

Saturday, January 14, 2-3 pm
On Zoom and in-person at Sheldon Jackson Museum

Join us for the opening reception and artist talk for this exhibition of new works by Robert Hoffmann. The opening reception and artist talk will begin at 2 pm, and the public is welcome to attend and then enjoy the show and light fare afterwards. People may also attend the talk and see a slide show of art in the show via zoom. Go to and input meeting ID: 816 5128 2902 and passcode: Robert.

Artist Statement

I use our Tlingit formline style to represent beauty in all things, and the possibility of beauty in all people.

Our formline style can be seen in objects from centuries ago. When I design, it connects me to both our past and the present cultural way of being.

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