Adopt an Object: Our Food II

2 Feb
Noah Manniapik - Our Food II edited

This print “Our Food II” by Noah Maniapik is part of the MIA’s new Adopt an Object fundraising initiative.

As part of  the MIA’s new fundraising initiative ‘Adopt an Object’, we’ll be highlighting a featured item from our Permanent Collection that staff have chosen to represent some of  the unique pieces we display in the museum. For more information on the program itself and what it means to be a donor, you can check out our past blog post.

Today, we’re highlighting a staff favourite – Noah Maniapik’s “Our Food II”

Artist: Noah Maniapik (b. 1961)
Location: Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung)
Date: 2011Medium: Stencil print, artist’s proof
Dimensions (L x W): 18” x 14”
Collection: MIA Collection

Significance: Our Food II is the only print in the MIA collection to be specifically made for the Museum of Inuit Art. Noah Maniapik made this piece during the printmaking demonstration that took place at the museum on May 14, 2011. For the design, Noah chose to experiment with monochromatic colour schemes, which is a notable divergence from the colourful prints typical of artists in Panniqtuuq. The print depicts the hierarchy of the major food sources for Inuit: polar bear, bowhead whale, walrus, narwhal, beluga whale, turbot, char and ringed seal.

Adoption Rate: $300

To adopt this piece, contact our curator Alysa at aprocida [at] miamuseum [dot] ca.


Posted by Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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