Lost Visions, Forgotten Dreams. Life and Art of an Ancient Arctic People

From November 29, 2000 to May 6, 2001

This exhibition has ended.

For three thousand years before the Inuit arrived in Arctic Canada, the region was occupied by a people of remarkable accomplishment. Known to archeologists as the Palaeo-Eskimos, they developed the techniques that first allowed humans to live successfully in the coldest and bleakest portion of the habitable world.

Produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this exhibition explores the history, culture, religion and art of a people living beyond the range of known human adaptations. The carvings on display are delightful and intriguing, and represent one of the great prehistoric art collections of the world.