Tag Archives: judas ullulaq

Playing Favourites: Nora V., November 4, 2012

4 Nov

A museum studies student visits MIA and stands next to her favourite sculpture.

Nora V., an MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c.1980s) by Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), whalebone, antler, stone, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY.

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

This is my first visit. As a museum studies student at U of T I wanted to explore a new museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the true expression and style of the piece. It is really a great work!

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

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Playing Favourites: Emily, Laura, Rebecca, Antonia July 18th 2012

19 Jul

 

Emily, Laura, Rebecca, Antonia, MIA visitors, with “Inuit Archer” (c.1980s) by Judas Ullulaq, Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) stone, antler, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Austria

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

Our parents brought us. it is our first time.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because it’s funny!

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

Playing Favourites: Bev B., Donna S., and Esther A., March 17, 2012

18 Mar

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 Bev, Donna, and Esther with "Sedna Is Found" (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950- ), Paulatuk, NWT, Stone, caribou antler, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Bev: Toronto.

Donna: Toronto.

Esther: Toronto.

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

Bev: Just browsing.

Donna: Interest in Inuit art/ 1st visit.

Esther: No. Interest in art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Donna: I own a print of David Ruben Piqtoukun’s and I love his work.

Esther: Ruben sculptures, excellent and good explanations too.

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

Playing Favourites: Sibylle V., March 7th, 2012

8 Mar

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 Sibylle with "Sea Goddess and Spirits" (1997) by Stanley Felix (Tuktoyaktuk), whalebone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Germany

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

Yes, first visit.  A layover brought me here and I am interested in the Inuit culture.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the material, whalebone, very much and of course, the design. The theme “Sea Goddess and Spirits” reminds me of the sea which I like very much.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Angela, February 20th, 2012

21 Feb

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 "Mother and Child" (1985) by an unidentified artist from Inukjuak (Port Harrison), stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

This is my first visit and I was invited by my friend.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This is my favourite piece because of the detail in the facial expression and the simplicity of form.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Catherine, January 25th 2012

26 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 Catherine with "Muskox Horn Bird" (2008) by Moris Alorut (1963-) from Ulukhaktok (Holman), muskox horn, whalebone, Collection of the Canadian Arctic Producers

Where are you from?

Germany

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

Yes, first visit. The cold weather brings me to MIA, I wanted to go somewhere inside. I’m interested in Canada and Inuit anyway.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Margaret N., December 13th, 2011

20 Dec

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 Margaret N. with "Seated Hunter" (1950's) from Unidentified Artist (Nunavik), stone, ivory, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Australia

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

Yes it’s my first visit. I am a geography and geology teacher for high school pupils for 38 years and I have a 3 year Anthropology degree.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The stone is very hard and yet there is a great degree of fluidity even with economy in carving detail. There is still enough detail in boots, teeth, clothing and a vitality in the men’s expression and a pride in stating his Inuit identity. This is still accomplished despite the difference in two mediums, ivory and stone.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer