Tag Archives: Sedna

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

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Playing Favourites: Judy C., December 28, 2012

31 Dec

Judy C., a MIA visitor, with "Raven and Sedna" (2009) by Abraham Ruben (1951-), Paulatak, NWT, stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Judy C., a MIA visitor, with “Raven and Sedna” (2009) by Abraham Ruben (1951-), Paulatak, NWT, stone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Boston, Massachusetts.

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

I’m interested in Aboriginal art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like Abraham Ruben’s “Sedna and Raven” because of it’s fluidity. I just want to embrace it! I also loved the spiritual/human sides of the piece and the mother putting her trust into the Shaman.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, 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