Regular Programming Visiting the MIA

Unleash Your Creativity! MAY

Textured Animals UYCJoin MIA’s Arts Assistants this month as they focus on  a fundamental element of design; texture! Learn more about the important role texture plays in creating art, become inspired by the different ways artists can add dimension to their work, and create your own textured arctic animal!

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!
For specific dates and times please review the events calendar.

 Please note that art activities are facilitated by volunteers. In the event of volunteer unavailability, MIA staff cannot guarantee that an arts activity will take place.

Self-Guided Exhibition Tours

AAR tourExplore the museum’s latest exhibition Beyond Aurora Borealis: Abraham Anghik Ruben with a new visitors guide. Move through five different themes to learn more about the connections between Inuit and Norse history and culture through contemporary art.

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!

MIA Docent Tours

Docent Tour

Join one of MIA’s docents for a 30-minute tour through the museum’s permanent collection to learn more about the different Inuit regions, art styles and materials used to create the works on display.

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!
For specific dates and times please review the events calendar.

Please note that tours are led by volunteers. In the event of volunteer unavailability, MIA staff cannot guarantee that a tour will take place.

LEGENDary Theatre

MIA’s new family-friendly exhibition, Unikkaaqtuat: Inuit Creation Stories, uses sculptures, drawings, prints and video to illustrate traditional Inuit myths. With  books available through Inhabit Media – an Inuit-owned publishing company – visitors can read the stories on display, enact out the legends or share their own stories using puppets and different backdrops in our special LEGENDary Theatre.

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!

Get Up Close and Personal!

GUCAPGet up close and personal with Inuit art! Learn about texture and artistic style of various works in our Educational Collection. Feel the difference between materials and learn why some sculptures are smoother than others. This hands-on experience allows visitors to discover the techniques artists use to achieve stylistic effects.

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!
For specific dates and times please review the events calendar.

Please note that sessions are led by volunteers. In the event of volunteer unavailability, MIA staff cannot guarantee that a session will take place.

Colourful Wallhanging Designs

colouringDid you miss our Arts Assistants at their art table? You can find more activities throughout the museum! Take a seat at one of our colouring stations and become inspired by the work of Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) artists to create your own paper wallhanging.

FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome!

Follow Your Art

Each work of art has a style, or a group of visual characteristics. Take the ‘Follow Your Art’ quiz to find out what styles appeal to you. Then look for these style icons on each object label to follow your style throughout our space or explore artwork outside your comfort zone. More…
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