ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Two former donors from the University of Michigan have given their Inuit art collection and $ 2 million to the school to create a program to support related exhibitions, education and outreach.
Ann Arbor University announced that Philip and Kathy Power have donated the collection of approximately 200 Inuit stone sculptures and prints, which is valued at around $ 2.5 million. The additional $ 2 million awarded the Power Family Program for Inuit art.
The Museum of Art at the University of Michigan aims to establish itself as a national center for Inuit art. He also seeks to work with Canadian and Inuit institutions.
The term Inuit is used to characterize the original peoples of northern North America. The Eskimo word was assigned by non-native people and has acquired offensive connotations in some cultures.