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The Owsley Moment

Vivid descriptions of art on display in our part of the state

S03 E06 – Unidentified Artist – Native American (Arctic Circle, Inuit culture) – Toy Ball – circa 1890

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It is likely this ball was crafted by women of the Inuit culture, since women saw this type of needle and hide work as a religious practice.

Research by Hannah Donaldson
Voiced by Gwyn Burton
Produced by Sean Ashcraft in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
The Rite of Spring: First Part: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by The Bad Plus

Unidentified Artist – Native American (Arctic Circle, Inuit culture) – Toy Ball – circa 1890

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