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Playing Favourites: Christina W., March 14, 2014

16 Mar

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with "Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Program, 2010.3.3.1-2

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with “Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2010.3.3.1-2

Where are you from?

Dayton, Ohio.

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

My husband came into the city for a conference , and while he attends his meetings I get to visit museums.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I find it the most interesting piece in the collection. I really like the pose *mimics the Sedna’s stance*

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

Playing Favourites: Esmg T., August 8, 2012

8 Aug

Esmg T., a MIA visitor with “Dancing Bear” (1997) by Pauta Saila (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

UK.

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

Holiday!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s really active!

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

Playing Favourites: Jeremy D., July 17th 2012

17 Jul

Jeremy D., a MIA visitor with “Decorative Sealskin” (c.1940s) by an unknown artist, Canadian Arctic, sealskin, hide, fabric, fur, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Thunderbay, ON

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

My wife is attending the Assembly of First Nations. Yes, my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I really like how the shapes and forms are made of with different coloured fur, and how you can see the natural spotted pattern of the fur.

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

 

Playing Favourites: Clotilde, May 20th 2012

20 May

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.

MIA visitor Clotilde with “Kivivq Coming out of Fish” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), stone, polar bear fur, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Vaudreuil Soulauges, QC

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

I’m interested in Native art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The fish head swallowing a human is full of a “way back” sense.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Educational Assistant

Playing Favourites: Patricia R., July 24, 2011

24 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.

MIA visitor Patricia with “Creation Story” (2007) by Manasie Akaliapik (1955 – ), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Whalebone, Ivory, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Sudbury, ON

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

Yes, I’m visiting Toronto for vacation.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s very unusual; you see something new every time you look at it.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator