Tag Archives: visitors

Playing Favourites: Irene V., October 9, 2012

11 Oct

Irene V., a MIA visitor, with “Birds on Branches” (c.1970s) by an unidentified artist, Nunavik, caribou antlers, stone, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

The Netherlands.

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

To look at all the carvings!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I especially like it because my husband carves birds. It might give him some inspiration!

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

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Playing Favourites: Arlene A., July 25 2012

25 Jul

Arelene A., a MIA visitor, with “Memories: An Ancient Past” (2010) by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Paulatuk, NWT, stone, whalebone, wood, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Barrie, ON.

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

I’m here to do some sightseeing in Toronto.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It has so much detail, telling the story of Inuit.

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

Playing Favourites: Richard S., July 18th 2012

19 Jul

Richard S., a MIA visitor with “Flying Raven” (2009) by Morris Alorut, Sanirajak (Hall Beach), stone, caribou antler, bone, MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Seattle, WA

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

I’m interested in Native art from the American Southwest, Northwest and now Inuit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like it because it looks like a bird.

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