Tag Archives: Owl

Playing Favourites: Orla B., July 17, 2013

19 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Orla B., a MIA visitor, with “Owl’s Consort” (2012) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut, stencil, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Ireland.

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

I’m an artist on holiday in Toronto for my brother’s wedding.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the graphic style of the image.

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

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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: Birche T., August 13, 2012

13 Aug

Birche T., a MIA visitor with “Owl” (2011) by Suati Atsiaq (1996-), Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Switzerland.

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

My sister was a volunteer here in 2009.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The green stone caught my attention and the owl is a nocturnal animal which I like.

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

Playing Favourites: Mansoure N., 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 Mansoure with “Owl” (2011) by Suati Atsiaq (1996-), Kimmirut, Stone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Iran

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

Tourism. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Interesting. Different from other pieces.

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