Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection. Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.
Quinn C, MIA Volunteer, next to “Dancing Bear” by Pauta Saila, RCA (1916-2009) from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), c. 1970s , Stone, Private Collection on Loan to MIA
Where are you from?
What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?
I started volunteering here because I didn’t know much about Inuit art but was interested in finding out about it.
Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?
It’s very whimsical and seems like it would appeal to people of all kinds. It made me smile when I saw it and it opened my mind to Inuit art.
Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator