Archive | July, 2012

Playing Favourites: Andrea, Adriana, and Mike M., July 16th 2012

17 Jul

Andrea, Adriana, and Mike M., MIA visitors, with “Migration” (1976) by Joe Talirunili (1893-1976), Puvirnituq (Povungnituk), stone, wood, hide, thread, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Venezuela, Coracas

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

We are visiting family who wanted to come to the Harbourfront. It’s our first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We were on the lake just now (Toronto Island) and we’re fascinated – maybe these were boats from the past.

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

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Playing Favourites: Khattak Family, July 16th 2012

17 Jul

Khattak family, MIA visitors, with “Winter Scene with Dogs and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok, Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stove, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Etobicoke, ON

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

Yes, first visit. At the library, found on the internet.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We liked the Central Arctic pieces in general, size and ivory. We liked the way the dogs were realistic and funny. We can understand Arctic life better.

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

Playing Favourites: Phyllis, July 2nd 2012

2 Jul

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.

Phyllis, a MIA visitor, with “Amouti” (2009) by Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), fabric, thread, glass beads

Where are you from?

Saskatoon, SK.

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

A friend recommended it. First visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s beautiful, colourful, inventive design.

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

Playing Favourites: Ben C., July 2nd, 2012

2 Jul

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.

Ben C., a MIA visitor, with “Family on a Qamutik” (c. 1970s) by an unidentified artist, Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), ivory, sinew, thread, pigment

Where are you from?

Albany, CA

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

To see the art. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I love dogs.

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