Tag Archives: inuit

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

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Playing Favourites: Cathy, November 20th, 2011

21 Nov

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 Cathy with "Bird Creature" (2009) by Toonoo Sharky, RCA (1970-) from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, Private Collection

 

Where are you from?

Oshawa.

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

Serendipity. Yes, it is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the primitive power of this piece. I know owls have magical powers in folklore.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Kathy, November 20th, 2011

21 Nov

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 Kathy with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection

 

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I was just passing by and I saw this incredible museum. It should be considered a national treasure.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Everywhere you look on this whalebone carving presents a different vision-people, fish, bear claws, eagles. It has depth. It has spirit. It takes you inside of yourself and gives you a vision of this incredible culture.

 

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Sukhwinder, Munish, Ananya and Nitya, November 20th, 2011

21 Nov

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 Sukhwinder, Munish, Ananya and Nitya with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection

Where are you from?

India

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

This is our first visit to Harbourfront so that’s why we came here.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is a very good artistic piece. It’s made of whalebone and we like it very much!

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Sherry and Nigel, November 20th, 2011

21 Nov

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 Sherry and Nigel with "Mask" (2008) by Dolfus Cadieux (1956-) from Yellowknife, NWT, stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Severn Bridge.

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

We were attending another cultural event and passed by.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s very contemporary and an atypical colour for Inuit Art. It’s a lovely carving.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Christy B., November 20, 2011

21 Nov

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 Christy B. with "Pink Fishes" (2009) by Floyd Kuptana (1964-) from Paulatuk, NWT, stone, metal, Private Collection

 

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I walked by and was drawn in by all the beautiful pieces and I did not realize it was so big and beautiful!!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The lightness, the colour and the shape is very different from all the other pieces. I really like different and this piece made me smile.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Fiona G., November 15, 2011

15 Nov

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 Fiona G. with "Creation Story" (2007)by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk, whalebone, stone, ivory, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

Liverpool, England

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

I am an admin at the Museum of Liverpool, UK and am interested from both a visitor and an academic point of view. This is my first visit but I’m interested in coming back!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is totally engaging. It’s different from every angle and provides something different everytime you view it. The materials add a lovely texture, making it inviting. You could look at it for hours and still see something new!

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer