Archive | August, 2014

Playing Favourites: Emily S. and Liz M., August 14, 2014

16 Aug

MIA visitors with their favourite piece at the museum.

Emily S. and Liz M., MIA visitors, with “Migration” (2013) by Bart Hanna Kappianiq (b. 1948), Iglulik, arctic marble, ivory, baleen, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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

Interest in Inuit culture after living in Kujjarapik.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because of the multiple legends and depictions in the piece.

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Public Programming and Development Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Nicholas Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor with his favourite piece at the museum.

Nicholas Y., a MIA visitor, with “Hunter Over Seal Hole” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), serpeninite, whalebone, hide, ivory, pigment, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2008.2.8.1-4

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

My sister works here, this is my first time to the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the grotesque look of the piece and how it is very funny.

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


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Playing Favourites: Olivia Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor standing next to her favourite stone sculpture by Inuit artists Uriash Puqiqnak.

Olivia Y., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, ivory, hide, MIA Collection, T13.1.2006

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

I’m interested in Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is my favourite piece because it is comical and it’s an expression of my style.

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


To learn more about Follow Your Art, visit us online or speak to our front desk reps to take the quiz.