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An oasis of elegance

Come admire generations of art from several regions of arctic Canada. Be drawn in to the tiny... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2016
wts765
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Paris, France
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Small but shining

I just chanced upon this little museum on a cold winter's day. I'm sure the Queens Wharf are is... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2016
Janie K
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Tamworth, Australia
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5 Mar 2016
“An oasis of elegance ”
20 Jan 2016
“Small but shining”
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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...more
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207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Come admire generations of art from several regions of arctic Canada. Be drawn in to the tiny, gorgeous sculptures as well as temporary exhibits (currently photos documenting climate change by youth photographers). Quiet space, perfect for contemplation. I am so glad I went.

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Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

I just chanced upon this little museum on a cold winter's day. I'm sure the Queens Wharf are is more inviting in summer but it was like an arctic tundra the day I was there. It's not large, but it does have a small, thought...More

Thank Janie K
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The museum of Inuit art is on the Queens quay by the harborfront centre. It's a small museum and is very pretty. Just by its artwork it speaks volumes of the Inuit culture. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and can't wait to go again!

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Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I just found this while walking around the Harbourfront Centre. It is a very small and inexpensive museum devoted exclusively to Inuit Art and culture - people of the Artic. They had a delightful collection of sculptures and prints.

1  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

It is a very small museum with wonderful art. It is hard to find. There is no signage out by the street. Even though the museum is MIA it is worth search.

1  Thank Samuel J
Reviewed September 5, 2015

Whatever your familiarity with Inuit art, this small museum displays hundreds of items in permanent and changing exhibits. Sculpture, prints, drawings and textiles from many Arctic communities are a visual delight and evidence the variety of Inuit arts.

1  Thank Rose1920
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good for a quick visit, this tiny museum houses some lovely pieces but in other respects looks like a very large gift shop (the gift shop itself is pretty sparse). Admission is not too expensive. Curating could be improved; it seems pitched to middle school...More

1  Thank K F
Reviewed June 12, 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...More

1  Thank Yas72
Reviewed May 10, 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...More

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Reviewed March 31, 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...More

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