Archive | June, 2012

Playing Favourites: Pat K., June 11th, 2012

12 Jun

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 Pat K., with “Iqaluulamiluuq Waiting for Her Baby to Surface” (2008) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, Stone, caribou antler, muskox horn

Where are you from?

Seatle area.

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

Yes, I had seen info in guide books and was intrigued.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the flowing musk-ox horn, how it ‘s put int the artwork. So glad I came.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Assistant Educational Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Zaina W., June 9th, 2012

9 Jun

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 Zaina with “Sedna” (1994) by Natar Ungalaq (1959-), Igloolik, Alabaster, stone inlay, hair, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Switzerland

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

This is my 1st visit in Canada (& the MIA) so I had to visit at least one exhibition about 1st nations.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I studied literature & I’m interested in legends of different cultures.

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

Playing Favourites: Angela H., June 9th, 2012

9 Jun

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 “Caribou Shaman” (1970s) by Peter Assivaaryuk (1914-d), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), Caribou antler, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Waterloo, Ontario.

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

A pleasant afternoon to visit TO.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

A very welcoming piece.

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

Playing Favourites: Nanayan family, June 9, 2012

9 Jun

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 Nanayan family with “Mask” (2008) by Dolfus Cadieux, Yellowknife, Stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Bangladesh

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

Family activity. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Dolfus Cadieux (1956-) “Mask” 2008.

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

Playing Favourites: Athena and friends, June 3, 2012

3 Jun

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 Athena and friends with “An Ancient Past” (2010) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), stone, whalebone, wood, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Sudbury and Sooke, B.C.

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

The sculpture drew us into the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is one of several we enjoyed.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Jacqueline and family, May 29th 2012

2 Jun

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 Jacqueline Mann and her family with “Eagle” (2007) by Pootoogook Jaw (1959), Stone, polar bear claw, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Tenensee

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

Came to Terminal – art

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Pootoogook Jaw – Eagle

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