Tag Archives: stone

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: 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: Jeong M., September 22, 2013

22 Sep

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum

Jeong M., a MIA visitor, with “Dancing Bears” (c.2004) by Mosesie Pootoogook (1977-), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stone, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

South Korea.

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

It’s my first time here, I heard about the museum when I was at the library.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I really like the dancing bears! When I saw them they 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

Playing Favourites: Jessica and Akshara R., June 30, 2013

30 Jun

Jessica R., MIA visitor, with her favourite piece in the museum.

Jessica R., MIA visitor, with “Bear” (2011) by Paul Maliki (1956), Naujaat (Repulse Bay), stone, pigment, International Year of the Cooperatives Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario

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

We love the art! We come every year!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

We love the animals.

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

 

Playing Favourites: Roselynn A., November 21, 2012

22 Nov

MIA visitor Roselynn A., with her favourite piece at the museum.

Roselynn A., a MIA visitor, with “Winter Scene With Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1443-), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stone, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Pangnirtung, NU

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

I’ve been here a few times before and I wanted to show my cousin the place.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s well made, I like the details.

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