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Museum of Inuit Art
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Owner description: Canada’s only public museum south of the Arctic devoted exclusively to Inuit art and culture. Explore over 600 works of art, including sculpture in stone, antler, ivory and bone, innovative prints, drawings, ceramics and textile art from our permanent collection and on loan from first-class collections across Canada. The Museum of Inuit Art is located inside the Queen’s Quay Terminal Building at Toronto’s Harbourfront. Open Monday-Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM.
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Located in downtown Toronto and by the Harbourfront Centre, the little MIA is a wonderful place to learn about Inuit art. The museum is inside a larger building on the ground floor, so don't look for a separate building. The fee is small compared to other attractions and although it is not a large collection, the variety and beauty of the artworks is quite exquisite.
It is better to take the public transit as downtown is a hard place to find a parking spot and the museum doesn't have a designated one.
There are a few restaurants in the area and a bathroom facility in the main building (but nothing inside the tiny museum).
If you are an art lover and enjoy discovering new cultures, MIA is the place for you.

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

We visited this museum on 18 April. Because of some nearby construction work some of the exhibits were covered to protect them from dust, this did not however detract from our enjoyment of this extraordinary and fascinating exhibition of Inuit art. Most of the art is exhibited behind glass in large illuminated display areas. There are examples of sculptures using many mediums such as a variety of stone, horn and antler. Some exhibits are quite abstract forcing the viewer to use their imagination and some were extremely ornately carved. I loved in particular the carving of a polar bear sitting on a hunter and the intricately carved birds sitting in antler trees. The entrance fee to this museum is Can $6 and was extremely good value.

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Reviewed 31 March 2015

This small gem is hidden away in the Queen's Quay Terminal, which in itself is a pleasant place to hang out (my companion and I had a quite decent dim sum lunch while looking out over frozen Lake Ontario and watching the planes take off from Billy Bishop Airport). The museum concentrates on Inuit sculpture, although when I was there they also had some Cape Dorset prints on display. The collection is just the right size... not too overwhelming but enough to satisfy. While there, do check out the gift shop, which has some lovely items for sale. The very knowledgeable gift shop assistant was an added bonus.

Thank Hlwdgrl
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Although the museum is small, it packs a nice punch. They have an extensive collection with many parts changing periodically. This time they had a section of pottery by the Inuit. This was an eye-opener since I never realized they also did pottery. There was a special table setup for March break with somebody showing the different types of materials used. They were very interesting to talk to. The store also has fabulous merchandise.

Thank FuzzyBeaver
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

We went into the mall to do some shopping, and discovered this small museum. It costs only $3 to go in, and it is a gallery of mostly modern Inuit art which was brilliant. I just loved some of the sculptures, they were all unique and some are very beautiful.

We brought home a little glass figure, but I could have bought far more in the shop had I not been facing an international flight.

If you are in this part of Toronto, do visit. We were the only ones there, which was such a shame, but if you did not know the museum was there, you would never see it from outside, so it does need better signage.

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