8. Look North Gallery is perhaps the city’s only Inuit art gallery
Look North Gallery is perhaps New York City’s only art gallery specializing in Inuit art. The gallery was founded in 2006 by Jim Clark, who traveled and worked in Arctic communities for over 25 years as a ship captain. The gallery is located in a renovated Civil War-era building that was once a former shipping warehouse.
The gallery offers sculptures of shamans, mythological figures such as Sedna, owls, throat singers, polar bears, birds, and other figures. Prints by Inuit artists, including Kenojuak Ashevak, are also for sale. Clark has curated a diverse collection of both traditional and contemporary works.