Tag Archives: mother and child

Playing Favourites: Lesley S., July 23, 2012

23 Jul

Lesley S., a MIA visitor, with “Mother and Child” (c. 1950) by an unidentified artist, Canadian Arctic, stone, ivory, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Nottingham, England.

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

I came across MIA by chance. It is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

As a mother myself, I was drawn to this piece as I felt it symbolized the love of a mother for her child as she encircles the baby with her arms. The eyes connect with the child and it’s intimate.

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

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Playing Favourites: Leon C., May 27th 2012

27 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 visitor Leon with “Woman Holding Her Child” (c. 1968) by Johnny Inukpuk RCA (1911-2007), Inukjuak, Stone, Private Collection

Where are you from?

New York.

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

Visiting Sister.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

“Woman Holding Child.” I am expecting a child.

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

Playing Favourites: Wayne S., August 28, 2011

8 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.

MIA visitor Wayne S. next to “Mother and Child” (c. 1985) by an unidentified artist from Inukjuak, Stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto (Winnipeg)

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

Yes 1st visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I have been collecting Inuit Art for 30 years.  Mother and Child are my favourite pieces.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Ping C-W., August 14, 2011

14 Aug

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 Ping C.W. next to "Mother and Child" case

Where are you from?

Vancouver

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

First visit.  Happen to see it while walking on the water front.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

As a mother, I felt moved by these pieces.  A mother is a shield, protector, guide and companion.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Elena H., July 31, 2011

31 Jul

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 Elena next to “Mother and Child” case

Where are you from?

Mexico City

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

Yes, this is my first visit.  When I see a museum ike to visit.  It is the main attraction for me.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

As a grandmother I love all the images of mother and child.  They touch my heart.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Samantha C., June 5, 2011

5 Jun

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 Samantha C next to “Mother and Child” (c. 1985) by an unidentified artist from Inukjuak, Stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Brampton, Ontario.

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

This is my first visit, I was draw into the museum by the art in the window.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The mother in the art is a representation to me of my grandma who with 6 other children had to raise me and work at the same time. The baby is placed on the mother’s back, the same way my grandma placed me on hers.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator