Tag Archives: Sea Goddess

Playing Favourites: Christina W., March 14, 2014

16 Mar

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with "Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Program, 2010.3.3.1-2

Christina W., a MIA visitor, with “Sedna Seagoddist” by Bart Hanna (1948-), Iglulik, stone, ivory, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2010.3.3.1-2

Where are you from?

Dayton, Ohio.

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

My husband came into the city for a conference , and while he attends his meetings I get to visit museums.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I find it the most interesting piece in the collection. I really like the pose *mimics the Sedna’s stance*

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

Playing Favourites: Pamela C., August 1 2012

3 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.

Pamela C., an MIA visitor, with Looty Pijamini Ausuittuq  Sea Goddess Legend (c. 1980s) Muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew Private Collection

Pamela C., a MIA visitor, with “Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini, Ausuittuq, muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Newfoundland but I now live here in Toronto.

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

I love Inuit art, I consider it a unique and highly valuable part of Canadian heritage.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I love the whole Sedna story and in this piece there is so much drama.

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

Playing Favourites: Zaina W., June 9th, 2012

9 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 Zaina with “Sedna” (1994) by Natar Ungalaq (1959-), Igloolik, Alabaster, stone inlay, hair, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Switzerland

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

This is my 1st visit in Canada (& the MIA) so I had to visit at least one exhibition about 1st nations.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I studied literature & I’m interested in legends of different cultures.

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