Archive | February, 2012

Playing Favourites: Angela, February 20th, 2012

21 Feb

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 Angela with "Mother and Child" (1985) by an unidentified artist from Inukjuak (Port Harrison), stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

This is my first visit and I was invited by my friend.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This is my favourite piece because of the detail in the facial expression and the simplicity of form.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: David B., February 18, 2012

19 Feb

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 David B. with "Mask" (2008) by Dolfus Cadieux (1956-), Yellowknife, Stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Sudbury, Ontario

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

Interest in arts

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Luscious lines, intriguing stone

Posted by: Emma Ward, Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Jan B., February 18, 2012

19 Feb

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 Jan B. with "Mermaid with Merdaughter" (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, stone and caribou antler, MIA/Sprott collection

Where are you from:

Sudbury, Ontario

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

1st visit – always interested in art and storytelling

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Love the aesthetic and beauty of the sculpture – the deliberate choice of the curved antlers used to show the coddled/enveloped babe

Posted by: Emma Ward, Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Jim A., February 6, 2012

8 Feb

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 Jim A. with "Inuit Figures" (2006) by Yvo Samgushak, Rankin Inlet, Ceramic, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

This is my first visit. I had heard a lot of great things about the museum, and I was working in the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d stop by.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I noticed the ceramic from across the room and actually gasped. It was, literally, breathtaking.

Posted by: Emma Ward, Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Saskia O., February 2, 2012

2 Feb

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 Saskia O. with "Spirits" (1972-1974) by Karoo Ashevak (1940-1974), Taloyoak (Spence Bay), bone, stone, baleen, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Muenster, Germany

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

First visit. Happened to walk by the museum and saw sculptures in the window.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the whale bone used- the lines and grains it gives the piece. I also like the caricature of the figure- it’s shape – comical and even crazy, which is great! So inspired by the piece- I sketched it in my book.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer