Tag Archives: Toronto

Playing Favourites: Nicholas Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor with his favourite piece at the museum.

Nicholas Y., a MIA visitor, with “Hunter Over Seal Hole” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), serpeninite, whalebone, hide, ivory, pigment, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2008.2.8.1-4

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

My sister works here, this is my first time to the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the grotesque look of the piece and how it is very funny.

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


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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: 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: Orla B., July 17, 2013

19 Jul

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Orla B., a MIA visitor, with “Owl’s Consort” (2012) by Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), stonecut, stencil, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Ireland.

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

I’m an artist on holiday in Toronto for my brother’s wedding.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the graphic style of the image.

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: Robin P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

 

 

MIA visitor with her favourite piece in the museum.

Robin P., a MIA visitor, with “Winter Scene with Dog Sleds and Igloos” by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (1943-), Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), stone, ivory, leather, hide, sinew, MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Columbia, Maryland, USA

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

I ran into the curator and wanted to visit the collection.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It depicts the realism of older Inuit life.

 

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