Tag Archives: Cape Dorset

Playing Favourites: Orla B., July 17, 2013

19 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Orla B., a MIA visitor, with “Owl’s Consort” (2012) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut, stencil, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Ireland.

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

I’m an artist on holiday in Toronto for my brother’s wedding.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the graphic style of the image.

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

Advertisements

Playing Favourites: Brian, May 19th 2012

19 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 Volunteer Brian with “Bird Spirits” (1993) by Kiawak Ashoona (1933-), Kinngait, stone, MIA/Sprott Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto, ON

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

Volunteer.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the material it’s made from, but more so, the juxtaposition of bird and man.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Maja M., January 11th, 2012

11 Jan

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 Maja with "Swimming Seal" (1968) by an Unidentified Artist, Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto-upper Beaches.

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

I started volunteering today at this fabulous Museum!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Seals are my favourite marine animals and this sculpture finely crafted by a mysterious artist portrays them beautifully in the Museum’s major art themes (animals) collection.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer