Archive | November, 2012

Playing Favourites: Roselynn A., November 21, 2012

22 Nov

MIA visitor Roselynn A., with her favourite piece at the museum.

Roselynn A., a MIA visitor, with “Winter Scene With Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1443-), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stone, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Pangnirtung, NU

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

I’ve been here a few times before and I wanted to show my cousin the place.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s well made, I like the details.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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Playing Favourites: Kristin J., November 13, 2012

20 Nov

A MIA visitor stands by her favourite print in the museum.

Kristin J., a MIA visitor, with “The Enchanted Owl” (1960) by Kenojuak Ashevak, CC, RCA (b. 1927), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), colour proof trial, MIA Collection.

 

Where are you from?

Germany

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

Curiosity.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It smiles at me.

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Nora V., November 4, 2012

4 Nov

A museum studies student visits MIA and stands next to her favourite sculpture.

Nora V., an MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c.1980s) by Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), whalebone, antler, stone, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY.

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

This is my first visit. As a museum studies student at U of T I wanted to explore a new museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the true expression and style of the piece. It is really a great work!

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Vistor Services Officer