Regular Programming Visiting the MIA

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.

Art Days: Unleash Your Creativity

theatre activityThis month, work with your fellow visitors to create new backgrounds for our LEGENDary Theatre! Each week a new Arctic scene will be featured. After the backdrops are completed, they will be featured in our LEGENDary Theatre for the rest of the exhibition! For specific dates and times please review the events calendar.

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

 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.

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! Join us Thursdays from 1PM to 2PM.

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. You can share your work on our community art board or take it with you to display in your home.

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…Follow Your Art icons (1)