Playing Favourites: Christina W., March 14, 2014

16 Mar

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with "Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Program, 2010.3.3.1-2

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with “Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2010.3.3.1-2

Where are you from?

Dayton, Ohio.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

My husband came into the city for a conference , and while he attends his meetings I get to visit museums.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I find it the most interesting piece in the collection. I really like the pose *mimics the Sedna’s stance*

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Jeong M., September 22, 2013

22 Sep

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum

Jeong M., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bears” (c.2004) by Mosesie Pootoogook (1977-), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

South Korea.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

It’s my first time here, I heard about the museum when I was at the library.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I really like the dancing bears! When I saw them they made me smile.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Jennifer M., August 16, 2013

18 Aug

MIA visitor with her favourite piece.

Jennifer M., a MIA visitor, with “Kudlik Spirit” (2007) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), Jackson’s Point, stone and charcoal, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Toronto, but now I live in Anchorage, Alaska.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I am here to visit with the curator.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is instantly unique, eye catching and powerful. It’s almost as if the ancestors are coming out of the seal oil lamp. The artist has chosen beautiful colours as well.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

 

Playing Favourites: James N., July 28, 2013

1 Aug

James N. and family., MIA visitors, with "Family on Qamutik” (c.1070s) by Unidentified Artist, Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), ivory, sinew, thread, pigment, MIA Collection.

James N. and family, MIA visitors, with “Family on Qamutik” (c. 1970s) by Unidentified Artist, Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), ivory, sinew, thread, pigment, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Toronto.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

We love Inuit art, so we came to see the collection.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We like how the scene is active with all the dogs running around.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Orla B., July 17, 2013

19 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Orla B., a MIA visitor, with “Owl’s Consort” (2012) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut, stencil, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Ireland.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I’m an artist on holiday in Toronto for my brother’s wedding.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the graphic style of the image.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Davia P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Davia P., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bear” (c. 1970s) by Pauta Saila, RCA (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, ivory, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I was walking by and the art caught my attention.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like polar bears and I like dancing!

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Dave P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Dave P., a MIA visitor, with “Singing Shaman About Flying Spirit Helpers” (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, stone, caribou antler, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

This is my first visit to the museum, I came with my family while we were visiting Toronto on a trip.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the integration of the human and animal spirit in this piece.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

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