Tag Archives: MIA

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: Margaret S., July 12, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Margaret S., MIA visitor, with “The Enchanted Owl” (1960) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut print, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario.

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

I’m a member and was interested in the special “Nunavut Tour” the museum was running to celebrate Nunavut Day.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I think this piece is fascinating and gorgeous.

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

Playing Favourites: Lianne M., April 8, 2012

8 Apr

MIA volunteer standing with her favourite pack doll.

Lianne M., a MIA volunteer, with “Walrus Pack Doll” (mid 2000s) by an unidentified artist, Taloyoak (Spence Bay), cloth, embroidery thread, fur, hide, duffel, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Mississauga, Ontario.

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

I’m a volunteer at the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I think it’s unique, and it just brings a smile to my face. Who doesn’t love an animal in a parka? 🙂

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

Playing Favourites: Roselynn A., November 21, 2012

22 Nov

MIA visitor Roselynn A., with her favourite piece at the museum.

Roselynn A., a MIA visitor, with “Winter Scene With Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1443-), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stone, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Pangnirtung, NU

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

I’ve been here a few times before and I wanted to show my cousin the place.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s well made, I like the details.

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

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

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.

Playing Favourites submission

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