Tag Archives: Morris Alorut

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

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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: 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: Cori S., October 13, 2011

13 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.

MIA visitor Cori S. with "Caribou Shaman" by Peter Assivaaryuk (1914-d), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), caribou antler, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

New Zealand

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

I love the art and culture of the aboriginal peoples.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I really liked the “Caribou Shaman” because he looks both welcoming, whimsical and spirit-imploring.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Derek D, October 11, 2011

12 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.

MIA Visitor Derek D. with "Memories: An Ancient Past" by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951-), Paulatuk, NWT, whalebone, stone, Private collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I have never been here so I came to learn about the Inuit, and their culture. Also, it’s our monthly anniversary and we always like to do something special for it!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is incredibly detailed, complex and beautiful.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Katrina T., October 11, 2011

11 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.

MIA Visitor Katrina T. with "Mask" (2008) by Dolfus Cadieux (1956-), Yellowknife, NWT, stone, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

Victoria, Australia

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

Yes it is my first visit. I am intrigued by new forms of art and history.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the way the stone can represent such a striking image.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer