Archive | July, 2013

Playing Favourites: Orla B., July 17, 2013

19 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Orla B., a MIA visitor, with “Owl’s Consort” (2012) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut, stencil, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Ireland.

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

I’m an artist on holiday in Toronto for my brother’s wedding.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the graphic style of the image.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Davia P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Davia P., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bear” (c. 1970s) by Pauta Saila, RCA (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, ivory, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I was walking by and the art caught my attention.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like polar bears and I like dancing!

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Dave P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Dave P., a MIA visitor, with “Singing Shaman About Flying Spirit Helpers” (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, stone, caribou antler, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

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

This is my first visit to the museum, I came with my family while we were visiting Toronto on a trip.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the integration of the human and animal spirit in this piece.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Robin P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

 

 

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Robin P., a MIA visitor, with “Winter Scene with Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1943-), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stone, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I ran into the curator and wanted to visit the collection.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It depicts the realism of older Inuit life.

 

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Taylor P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Taylor P., a MIA visitor, with “Muskox” (c. 1990s) by Nelson Takkiruq (1930-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, horn, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I’ve seen great posts on Facebook and have heard great things! This is my second visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This is my favourite piece because it is so fun and made me smile.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Robert P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Robert P., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Shaman” (2007) by Wayne Puqiqnak (1975), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

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

I saw that the museum had an account on Twitter, and wanted to come check it out in person.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s such a playful pose! It reminded me of happier times so I really liked it.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Dan B., July 12, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Dan B., MIA visitor, with “Muskox” (c. 1990s) by Nelson Takkiruq (1930-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, horn, antler, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Dallas, Texas

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

I’m interested in Inuit art and wanted to see some while visiting Toronto.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

There is humour in the subject, and the carving is done with such richness.

 

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Margaret S., July 12, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Margaret S., MIA visitor, with “The Enchanted Owl” (1960) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut print, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario.

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

I’m a member and was interested in the special “Nunavut Tour” the museum was running to celebrate Nunavut Day.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I think this piece is fascinating and gorgeous.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Leo, July 7, 2013

8 Jul

Leo, a MIA visitor, with his favourite pair of walruses in the museum.

Leo, MIA visitor (in his best walrus pose), with “Two Walruses” (1960) by Osuitok Ipeelee, RCA (1922-2005), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, ivory, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Switzerland.

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

This is my first visit and I wanted to come because the art looked interesting.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the way they are looking.  They looking high up!

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Leo with his handmade arctic wolf mask.

Leo enjoyed seeing the arctic animals in the MIA collection so much, that he joined our Arts Assistants to make his very own arctic wolf mask to take home with him!

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator