Tag Archives: abraham anghik ruben

Playing Favourites: Judy C., December 28, 2012

31 Dec

Judy C., a MIA visitor, with "Raven and Sedna" (2009) by Abraham Ruben (1951-), Paulatak, NWT, stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Judy C., a MIA visitor, with “Raven and Sedna” (2009) by Abraham Ruben (1951-), Paulatak, NWT, stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Boston, Massachusetts.

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

I’m interested in Aboriginal art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like Abraham Ruben’s “Sedna and Raven” because of it’s fluidity. I just want to embrace it! I also loved the spiritual/human sides of the piece and the mother putting her trust into the Shaman.

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

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Playing Favourites: Robin M., July 25, 2012

25 Jul

Robin M., a MIA visitor, with “Boy Drumming with Wolf” (2009) by Abraham Anghik Ruben
Paulatuk, NWT, stone, Sprott/ MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Barrie, ON.

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

I’m interested in Inuit culture. It’s my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece shows so many things that are close to my heart and I like both the flow of the sculpture and the type of stone used.

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

Playing Favourites: Arlene A., July 25 2012

25 Jul

Arelene A., a MIA visitor, with “Memories: An Ancient Past” (2010) by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Paulatuk, NWT, stone, whalebone, wood, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Barrie, ON.

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

I’m here to do some sightseeing in Toronto.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It has so much detail, telling the story of Inuit.

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

Playing Favourites: Athena and friends, June 3, 2012

3 Jun

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 Athena and friends with “An Ancient Past” (2010) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), stone, whalebone, wood, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Sudbury and Sooke, B.C.

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

The sculpture drew us into the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is one of several we enjoyed.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Katherine L., May 27th 2012

27 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 Katherine with “Transformation” (2009) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), Paulatuk, Stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I work in the area. It is my second visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the smooth, curved lines of this sculpture.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Alicia W. and Steven J., October 11, 2011

11 Oct

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 Visitors Alicia W. and Steven J. with "Memories: An Ancient Past" by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-) born in Paulatuk, NWT and resides in Salt Spring Island, BC, whalebone, stone, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

Bowling Green, OH

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

Yes it is. We were just wandering around the Harbourfront.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is very intricate and complex. It is impressive and interesting that it’s made out of whalebone.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Kathleen P., October 2, 2011

4 Oct

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 Kathleen P. with "Transformation" (2009) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), born Paulatuk, NWT, resides Salt Spring Island, stone, Sprott/MIA collection

Where are you from?

Canberra, Australia

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

Yes, my first visit. Touring through Toronto.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s whimsical and feminine. But it has a great sense of inner strength about it. It’s just very beautiful.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer