Playing Favourites: Joslyn C., Thea B., Quinn B, and Willa B., June 27, 2011

27 Jun

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.

MIA visitors Joslyn C ans Thea B with “Transformation” (2010) by Irene Avaalaaqiaq (1941 – ), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), Wood, duffle, cotton, embroidery thread, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

MIA visitor Quinn B next to “Beluga Pack Doll” (c. mid-2000s) by an unidentified artist, Talurjuak (Taoloyak/Spence Bay), Cloth, embroidery thread, fur, hide, duffel, MIA Collection

MIA visitor Willa B with “Doll” (2006) by Margaret Egutak (1928 – ), Ulukhaktok (Holman), Cloth, embroidery thread, fur, hide, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Pottersville, NJ

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

Yes, this is our first visit; we appreciate Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We’ve lived in Alaska and saw many pieces there and really appreciate it all.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator

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