Archive | September, 2011

Playing Favourites: Nikki N., September 4, 2011

15 Sep

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 Nikki N. with "Summer Journey" (c. 1960s) by Ennutsiak, (1896-1967), Iqaluit, Stone, Ivory, Private Collection on loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Iran

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

Yes.  To learn about native culture.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because of the child with the family.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Omid and Kiana N., September 4, 2011

15 Sep

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 Omid and Kiana N. next to “Drum” (c. 1950s) by an unidentified artist from the Keewatin Region, Stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Iran

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

Learn about native culture.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because we like the sound the drum makes.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Catherine S., September 4, 2011

15 Sep

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 Catherine S. next to “Caribou” (c. 1950s) by an unidentified artist from Puvirnituq, Stone, Caribou Antler, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

New York City, NY

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

Interest in Inuit Art, trying to educate myself more on it after a few impulse purchases of sculptures. (I know I like it, now I’m trying to figure out exactly why…)

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the whimsical nature combined with the realistic representation of the animal.  Caputres a caribou while eating/relaxed.  Technical aspects of antler carving also impressive.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Danielle P., September 4, 2011

8 Sep

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 Danielle P. with “Sedna With Tusk” (2009) by Bart Hanna (1949 – ), Iglulik, Stone, ivory, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

As I was on my way to see the warship I stumbled into the building.  The art was fascinating so I walked in and had a fantastic visit for a first time visit.  I’m sure I’ll return soon!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The many stories and interpretations of the goddess really struck me.  I’ve never see a piece quite like it and I’ll certainly remember it always!

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Darran P., September 4, 2011

8 Sep

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 Darran P. 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?

Toronto

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

Yes, saw the pieces on display from hallway.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The artist’s ability to invoke thoughts of arctic versions of sea creatures, real and fictional with amazing resources – life form and natural materials.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Lorraine D., September 4, 2011

8 Sep

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 Lorraine D. with "Pregnant Sedna" (c. 1975) by Adamie Alariaq (1930-1990), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Stone, Collection MIA

Where are you from?

Montreal

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

Love arts of nature, especially stone.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Mother is the power of nature and love.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Circle J., September 4, 2011

8 Sep

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 Circle J. with "Birds on Branches" (c. 1970s) from Nunavik, Stone, caribou antler, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Korea

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

Yes. I was passing by.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The birds are sitting on a tree, which looks so peaceful.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator