Tag Archives: shaman

Playing Favourites: Olivia Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor standing next to her favourite stone sculpture by Inuit artists Uriash Puqiqnak.

Olivia Y., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, antler, ivory, hide, MIA Collection, T13.1.2006

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

I’m interested in Inuit art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is my favourite piece because it is comical and it’s an expression of my style.

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


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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: 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: Nora V., November 4, 2012

4 Nov

A museum studies student visits MIA and stands next to her favourite sculpture.

Nora V., an MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c.1980s) by Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), whalebone, antler, stone, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY.

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

This is my first visit. As a museum studies student at U of T I wanted to explore a new museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the true expression and style of the piece. It is really a great work!

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Vistor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Federico P., September 17, 2012

18 Sep

Federico P., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c. 1970) by Josiah Nuilaalik (1928-2005), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), stone, antler, inlay, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Argentina.

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

I’m interested in this kind of art.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Verda S., 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 Verda with “Shaman’s Journey” (2005) by John Kurok (1977), Kangiqliniq, Ceramic, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Small-time collector. Yes.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I am a porter.

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

Playing Favourites: Shiva 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 Shiva with “Shaman Performing a Ritual” (1990s) by Ralph Porter (1942-), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Stone, horn, antler, hair, 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?

Different.

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