School's stunning Inuit art collection is a cause for celebration
at the Allen Center
James L. Allen Center on Northwestern University's Evanston
campus is home not only to the Kellogg School's No.
1-ranked Executive Education program, but it also contains
a spectacular sculpture and original lithograph collection
of Inuit art.
master carver Nuna Parr displays his artistic skill
by sculpting a figure of a bear during an event at the
James L. Allen Center.
enjoy one of the many museum-quality art objects on
permanent display in the James L. Allen Center.
300 individual pieces of art, carefully curated and mounted
throughout the building, complement the Allen Center's dynamic
principal collector and donor is Donald
P. Jacobs, dean emeritus of the Kellogg School, whose
love for the art dates to the mid-1980s when he first glimpsed
a sculpture at the World's Fair in British Columbia. The Allen
Center collection is now one of the most substantial in the
Midwest and is a wonderful showcase for the art. Kellogg School
executive students have also gifted the university with some
of the works.
16, Kellogg, in conjunction with the Inuit Art Society, the
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, the Dennos
Museum Center in Michigan and the Friends and Associates of
the Canadian Consulate of Chicago, honored Don Jacobs by hosting
a cocktail reception and walking tour of the collection. Guests
were also treated to an on-site carving by master carver Nuna
Parr (the Allen Center houses several of his sculptures) and
a slide presentation by Mattiusi Iyaituk, master carver and
president of the Inuit Art Foundation of Canada, both from