Playing Favourites: Emily S. and Liz M., August 14, 2014

16 Aug

MIA visitors with their favourite piece at the museum.

Emily S. and Liz M., MIA visitors, with “Migration” (2013) by Bart Hanna Kappianiq (b. 1948), Iglulik, arctic marble, ivory, baleen, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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

Interest in Inuit culture after living in Kujjarapik.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because of the multiple legends and depictions in the piece.

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Public Programming and Development Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Nicholas Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor with his favourite piece at the museum.

Nicholas Y., a MIA visitor, with “Hunter Over Seal Hole” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), serpeninite, whalebone, hide, ivory, pigment, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2008.2.8.1-4

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

My sister works here, this is my first time to the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the grotesque look of the piece and how it is very funny.

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


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Playing Favourites: Olivia Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor standing next to her favourite stone sculpture by Inuit artists Uriash Puqiqnak.

Olivia Y., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, ivory, hide, MIA Collection, T13.1.2006

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

I’m interested in Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is my favourite piece because it is comical and it’s an expression of my style.

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


To learn more about Follow Your Art, visit us online or speak to our front desk reps to take the quiz.

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

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