Archive | May, 2012

Playing Favourites: Katherine L., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Katherine with “Transformation” (2009) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), Paulatuk, Stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I work in the area. It is my second visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the smooth, curved lines of this sculpture.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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Playing Favourites: Parul S., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Parul with “Mask” (c. 1968) by Dolfus Cadieux (2008), Yellowknife, Stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

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

Yes! We are visiting Toronto for the weekend.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the orange colour and the texture of the stone (alabaster). It makes her hair seem very flowy and free.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Leon C., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Leon with “Woman Holding Her Child” (c. 1968) by Johnny Inukpuk RCA (1911-2007), Inukjuak, Stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

New York.

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

Visiting Sister.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

“Woman Holding Child.” I am expecting a child.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Verda S., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Verda with “Shaman’s Journey” (2005) by John Kurok (1977), Kangiqliniq, Ceramic, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Small-time collector. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I am a porter.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Shiva N., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Shiva with “Shaman Performing a Ritual” (1990s) by Ralph Porter (1942-), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Stone, horn, antler, hair, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Iran

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

Tourism. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Different.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Mansoure N., May 27th 2012

27 May

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 Mansoure with “Owl” (2011) by Suati Atsiaq (1996-), Kimmirut, Stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Iran

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

Tourism. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Interesting. Different from other pieces.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Clotilde, May 20th 2012

20 May

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 Clotilde with “Kivivq Coming out of Fish” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), stone, polar bear fur, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Vaudreuil Soulauges, QC

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

I’m interested in Native art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The fish head swallowing a human is full of a “way back” sense.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Educational Assistant