Posts Tagged 'Toronto'

Kananginak Pootoogook Exhibit

Back in March, I posted a blog on the Museum of Inuit Art and mentioned the current exhibits being shown. I am happy to report that the Kananginak Pootoogook retrospective has been extended until the end of June! If you’re in the Toronto area go check it out. I know I’ll be there before it ends!

The museum is currently operating on summer hours until September 6th.

Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Their admission rates are very reasonable too! Adults are $6, seniors and students are $5, and children under five are free.

And a side note to all readers: I still love working on this blog. Some major scheduling changes have come up since I began in January which has made it difficult to post on a regular basis. Some of you sent me messages of encouragement that were so inspiring. I will do my best to keep this blog up-to-date. And of course, if there are any topics you think need covering or are curious to learn about, please don’t hesitate to comment!

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Museum of Inuit Art

The Museum of Inuit Art (MIA) is located at Toronto’s waterfront. It is southern Canada’s only museum dedicated solely to Inuit art. With both a permanent collection and touring exhibitions, the MIA offers something new every time you visit.

There are five galleries in the museum.

1. Artistic History and Thematic Foundations of Inuit Art

2. Diversity of Styles and Artistic Expression

3. Masterworks and Contemporary Sculptures

4 and 5. Special Exhibitions and Audio-Visual Presentation Centre

There are currently two temporary exhibitions at the MIA. One features large scale drawings from Kinngait, the other is a retrospective on Kananginak Pootoogook, one of the most prolific Inuit visual artists.

I highly recommend a trip to this inspiring, one-of-a-kind museum.

For more information on the MIA, visit their website.

All images provided by the MIA website.