Tag Archives: muskox

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

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Playing Favourites: Rasheed C. and Jamie Q., August 28, 2012

30 Aug

Rasheed C., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bear” (c. 1970s) by Pauta Saila (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Stone, Private Collection.

Jamie Q., a MIA visitor, with “Muskox Horn Bird” (2007) by Morris Alorut (1963-), Ulukhatok (Holman), muskox horn, whalebone, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

We’re from Etobicoke and Markham, ON.

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

It’s our first time to the museum, we came because we really wanted to  see Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Rasheed: I love the playfullness of the dancing bear.

Jamie: I love the balance of the bird.

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

Playing Favourites: Pat K., June 11th, 2012

12 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 Pat K., with “Iqaluulamiluuq Waiting for Her Baby to Surface” (2008) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, Stone, caribou antler, muskox horn

Where are you from?

Seatle area.

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

Yes, I had seen info in guide books and was intrigued.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the flowing musk-ox horn, how it ‘s put int the artwork. So glad I came.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Assistant Educational Coordinator