Archive | August, 2011

Playing Favourites: Peter E., August 23, 2011

27 Aug

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 visitor Peter E. with “Returning Home” (2003) by Roger Aksadjuak (1972 – ), Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), Ceramic, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Vienna, Austria

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

Years ago I saw a documentary.  Visiting a friend.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The colour of the ceramic.  Especially like the ‘Dog’/Bear animal carrying the hunter home.  Animal looks strong, regal like a king – like this connection of animal/nature to man.  Also, the seal is small – gives idea of the man’s respect of nature – only taking what he needs (sustainability).  The whole piece gives idea of cycle of life.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Peggy, August 25, 2011

27 Aug

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 visitor Peggy with "Mask" (2008) by Dolfus Cadieux (1956 - ), Yellowknife, NWT, Stone, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Germany

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

Yes.  I am a tourist and I like sculptures.  I always have the feeling that I want to to touch them.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The colour and it is dynamic.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: E. Q., August 26, 2011

27 Aug

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 Visitor E. Q. next to Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini (1953 – ), Ausuittuq, Muskox horn, whalebone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

France

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

First visit, advised by a friend who saw it on an ad.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The fine features of the sculpture, the brilliance and the brightness.  The sculpture is funny and calming.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Nicole P., August 26, 2011

27 Aug

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 visitor Nicole P. with “Winter Scene eith Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1943 – ), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), Stone, ivorym hide, sinew, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

France

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

A friend who lives in Toronto – It’s my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because it’s how I thought these people live.  It’s really beautiful, detailed.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Kor L., August 26, 2011

27 Aug

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 visitor Kor L. with "Sea Goddess" (c. 1960s) by Kuppapik Ragee (1931 - ), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Stone, Private Collection on loan to MIA

Where are you from?

France

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

Advised by relatives, yes it is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This sculpture makes me think of my dad who is a pisciculturist.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: CJ H.and Katherine T., August 21, 2011

22 Aug

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 CJ H. and Katherine T. with "Shaman" (c. 1980s) by Judas Ullulaq (1937 - 1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Stone, Whalebone, Caribou Antler, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Markham and Ajax

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

Yes.  Walking by the gallery and the showpiece in the window caught our eye.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Quirky, different, stands out from the other sculptures.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Patricia O., August 14, 2011

22 Aug

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 visitor Patricia O. with "Dancing Bear" (c. 1970s) by Pauta Saila, RCA (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Stone, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Raleigh N. Carolina USA

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

Tourist. No.  Grew up in Buffalo; visited previously.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because it is full of joy and makes me smile.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator