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Playing Favourites: Taylor P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Taylor P., a MIA visitor, with “Muskox” (c. 1990s) by Nelson Takkiruq (1930-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, horn, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I’ve seen great posts on Facebook and have heard great things! This is my second visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This is my favourite piece because it is so fun and made me smile.

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: Jean F., June 27, 2011

27 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 Jean next to “Musk Ox” (c. 1990s) by Nelson Takkiruq (1930 – 1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Stone, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Highland Park, Illinois

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

We collect Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the face – it’s very whimsical

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator