Tag Archives: art

Playing Favourites: Margaret L. and David L., October 1st, 2012

3 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.

Playing Favourites

Margaret L. and David L.,  two MIA visitors, with “Walruses and seal” (c. 1950) by an unidentified artist, Baffin Island, stone, whalebone, ivory, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Scotland

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

We are deeply interested in Inuit Art and David is an artist himself.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Seals are an important part of the folklore of Shetland, where I was brought up. Selkies are seals possessing souls of lost sailors.

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

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Playing Favourites: Emma W., September 20th, 2012

22 Sep

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.

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Emma W., a MIA former employee, with “Musk Ox” (c.1970s) by Barnabus Arnasungaaq (1924- ), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), stone, Private Collection on loan to MIA.

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Former employee! Last day favourite pick!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love Barnabus Arnasungaaq’s style and his rounded forms. I like the way his muskox is arching his back – so much personality!

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Pamela C., August 1 2012

3 Aug

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.

Pamela C., an MIA visitor, with Looty Pijamini Ausuittuq  Sea Goddess Legend (c. 1980s) Muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew Private Collection

Pamela C., a MIA visitor, with “Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini, Ausuittuq, muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Newfoundland but I now live here in Toronto.

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

I love Inuit art, I consider it a unique and highly valuable part of Canadian heritage.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I love the whole Sedna story and in this piece there is so much drama.

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

Playing Favourites: Zaina W., 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 Zaina with “Sedna” (1994) by Natar Ungalaq (1959-), Igloolik, Alabaster, stone inlay, hair, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Switzerland

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

This is my 1st visit in Canada (& the MIA) so I had to visit at least one exhibition about 1st nations.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I studied literature & I’m interested in legends of different cultures.

Posted by: Emma Ward, 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

Playing Favourites: Jacqueline and family, May 29th 2012

2 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 Jacqueline Mann and her family with “Eagle” (2007) by Pootoogook Jaw (1959), Stone, polar bear claw, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Tenensee

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

Came to Terminal – art

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Pootoogook Jaw – Eagle

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services 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