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Exhibits & Events at Sheldon Jackson Museum

Unangax̂ Dance Group

Unangax Dance GroupWednesday, April 3, 12:15 pm
Sheldon Jackson Museum

The Unangax̂ Mount Edgecumbe Dancers will give a performance. The event is the ninth event in the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum’s Share You Culture/ Share Your Research Series. This is a free in-person event open to the public and sponsored by Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum.

Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting with Chuna McIntyre

Chuna McIntyreWednesday, April 3 at 5:30 pm
Westmark Sitka Hotel and on Zoom

5:30 pm hors d’oeuvres and renewal of memberships and registrations
5:45 pm short business meeting and election for board members
6:00 pm presentation by guest artist Chuna McIntyre

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.

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