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Free First Sunday: April 2019 + Student Talk with Golga Oscar (Yup’ik)
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Take advantage of free admission and experience our exhibits! Don’t forget to visit the Case Trading Post.
Click exhibit titles to learn about the work on exhibit:
Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry (Permanent Exhibit)
Student Talk with Golga Oscar (Yup’ik)
Artist Golga Oscar was born and raised in Kasigluk, Alaska. His first language is Yup’ik and he learned English in the third grade. At the beginning of his freshman year in high school, Oscar found an interest in art and creating traditional regalia of the Yup’ik. He has successfully produced over sixty Eskimo headdresses, three parkas, five mukluks, and over four fur hats. He learned from the elders in his community. Many of the youth today look up to Oscar as they would like to learn more about their culture and traditions. He is dedicated to sharing his technique and skills with people who want to learn the culture and to revitalize the skill’s of making traditional regalia.
Oscar is currently attending the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), majoring in studio arts and specializing in photography. His plan after IAIA is to mix his photography and sewing skills to create a collection of indigenous clothing as well as to produce a Yup’ik fashion show.