Tag Archives: antler

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


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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: Colston, October 10, 2012

11 Oct

Colston in the museum with his favourite piece.

Colston, a MIA visitor, with “Hunter Butchering a Walrus” (c.1980) by Johnny Kakutvk (1948), Akulivik, stone, antler, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

England.

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

I am on holiday. This is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The power of the carving is quite exceptional and shows a traditional form of butchery!

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

Playing Favourites: Federico P., September 17, 2012

18 Sep

Federico P., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c. 1970) by Josiah Nuilaalik (1928-2005), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), stone, antler, inlay, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Argentina.

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

I’m interested in this kind of art.

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

Playing Favourites: Angela H., June 9th, 2012

9 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 Angela with “Caribou Shaman” (1970s) by Peter Assivaaryuk (1914-d), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), Caribou antler, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Waterloo, Ontario.

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

A pleasant afternoon to visit TO.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

A very welcoming piece.

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