Archive | July, 2013

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

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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