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

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2 Responses to “Playing Favourites: Leon C., May 27th 2012”

  1. Paulusie inukpuk March 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Hello my name is paulusie inukpuk the grandson of Johnny and I would like to know if u guys would like to buy of Johnny inukpuk carving and woman holding a child but it’s 5 footer

    • museumofinuitart March 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      Hello Paulusie, thank you for reaching out to the museum. Unfortunately we are not actively purchasing pieces for the collection at this time however, if you are interested in donating works in the future I would recommend visiting our website to learn more about our policies and procedures.

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