Father Hubbard: Trekking Through Alaska
February 25 - June 12, 2011
As part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture, and in connection with Jack London's The Call of the Wild, the de Saisset Museum hosts an exhibition related to Father Hubbard, "The Glacier Priest." A Jesuit priest from California, Father Hubbard led annual expeditions to Alaska. He used Santa Clara University as his base camp while he explored the "wilds" of Alaska by foot, plane, boat, and dogsled. This exhibition will focus on images and artifacts from Father Hubbard's numerous trips to Alaska, placing special emphasis on objects relating to his dogsled activities.
Image: Eskimo Maidens, King Island, Alaska, 1937, vintage gelatin silver print, 24 x 24 in., de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Gift of Santa Clara University, 2009.25.