Tag Archives: playing favourites

Playing Favourites: Jennifer M., August 16, 2013

18 Aug

MIA visitor with her favourite piece.

Jennifer M., a MIA visitor, with “Kudlik Spirit” (2007) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), Jackson’s Point, stone and charcoal, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Toronto, but now I live in Anchorage, Alaska.

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

I am here to visit with the curator.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is instantly unique, eye catching and powerful. It’s almost as if the ancestors are coming out of the seal oil lamp. The artist has chosen beautiful colours as well.

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

 

Playing Favourites: James N., July 28, 2013

1 Aug

James N. and family., MIA visitors, with "Family on Qamutik” (c.1070s) by Unidentified Artist, Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), ivory, sinew, thread, pigment, MIA Collection.

James N. and family, MIA visitors, with “Family on Qamutik” (c. 1970s) by Unidentified Artist, Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), ivory, sinew, thread, pigment, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Toronto.

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

We love Inuit art, so we came to see the collection.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We like how the scene is active with all the dogs running around.

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

Playing Favourites: Davia P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Davia P., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bear” (c. 1970s) by Pauta Saila, RCA (1916-2009), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, ivory, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I was walking by and the art caught my attention.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like polar bears and I like dancing!

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

Playing Favourites: Dave P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Dave P., a MIA visitor, with “Singing Shaman About Flying Spirit Helpers” (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, stone, caribou antler, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

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

This is my first visit to the museum, I came with my family while we were visiting Toronto on a trip.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the integration of the human and animal spirit in this piece.

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

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

Playing Favourites: Robert P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Robert P., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Shaman” (2007) by Wayne Puqiqnak (1975), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

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

I saw that the museum had an account on Twitter, and wanted to come check it out in person.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s such a playful pose! It reminded me of happier times so I really liked it.

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

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