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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


To learn more about Follow Your Art, visit us online or speak to our front desk reps to take the quiz.

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


To learn more about Follow Your Art, visit us online or speak to our front desk reps to take the quiz.

Playing Favourites: Odelie H., July 31, 2011

31 Jul

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 Odelie with “Fisherman” (c.1980s) by Uriash Puqiqnak (1946 – ), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), stone, bone, hide, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Mexico

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

We were just visiting the mall, then we found this wonderful place.  It was fortunate.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I imagine how this culture worked to great lengths provide their families with food.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Jane B., June 11, 2011

11 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 Jane B. next to “Fisherman” (c. 1980s) by Uriash Puqiqnaq, CM (1946 – ), Usquuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Stone, bone, hide, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Tilghman, Maryland

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

I love Inuit art. This is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the various materials and the look on the fisherman’s face.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator