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Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting to Feature Chuna McIntyre

by LAM Webmaster on 2024-03-22T12:46:00-08:00 in Events, Sheldon Jackson Museum | 0 Comments

Chuna McIntyreThe Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum will host their annual meeting, featuring a presentation by Chuna McIntyre, at the Westmark Sitka Hotel on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 pm. You can also attend on Zoom.

Chuna McIntyre is a Yup’ik garment maker, painter, storyteller, and cultural expert. Born in Eek, a small village on the coast of the Bering Sea, McIntyre learned traditional Yup’ik dance, stories, and songs from his grandmother. He later founded and directed the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Singers & Dancers, a troupe that has traveled the world. In 2007, he was an artist demonstrator at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, and in 2019, the Sheldon Jackson Museum brought him back for a consultation project focusing on documenting the Yup’ik mask collection.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum received a grant from Museums Alaska to bring McIntyre to the museum in April 2024 to examine beaded and bead-related material culture and to make culturally sensitive recommendations on treatments and repairs. The focus of the project will be on bead-diseased items.

McIntyre has provided cultural consultations to the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art in New York, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii, among others.

The Friends are pleased to offer our community the opportunity to attend a presentation by this acclaimed artist. Please note the event is free of charge.

Zoom information
Meeting ID: 848 4035 5134
Passcode: Meeting

Or visit and input meeting ID 848 4035 5134 and passcode Meeting.

This event is made possible with the support of Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka. To learn more, please email or visit

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