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Museum of Inuit Art

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Address: 207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-640-1571
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Description: Canada’s only public museum south of the Arctic devoted exclusively to...
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.
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Small, but neat

The museum was having some work done while we were there, so it was a bit dusty. There are some really amazing pieces of art, some so small it is mind boggling how someone could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 from Billy Bishop Airport). The museum concentrates on Inuit sculpture, although when I was there... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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374 reviews 374 reviews
121 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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... More 

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Essex
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32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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... More 

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Evanston, Il
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263 reviews 263 reviews
21 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our second visit to the museum, this time with my sister-in-law. This is a first-class museum of Inuit art. The gift shop is impressive and proceeds go to the cooperatives that exhibit and to maintaining the museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Museum of Inuit Art features a small but beautiful collection of inuit art. It was a little hard to find whilst in the area and once I did, the doors were locked. I had to wait 15 minutes and come back where I was met with a friendly but shy staff member. It doesn't take long to explore the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This small, out-of-the-way museum on the lakefront is fantastic. I expected to see several Inuksuk pieces but the art is modern. There are pieces large and small. More than you'd expect in a museum this size. I was especially impressed by the detail on some of the small pieces (size of the tip of your finger). There are also prints... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Inuit sculpture here is just breathtakingly beautiful! It more than makes up for the inconveniences of the museum. First off, you're lucky if you can find the place; we had to hunt all through the large building it's in as there was no signage. Secondly, once inside, there was almost no interpretive guidance. The place seemed to be undergoing... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Don't waste your time. My daughter and I were so disappointed. We were out in 15 minutes. There was not a lot of art and the majority of it was sculptures from the past 10 years. There was no history, and there was no way to learn about the people and their art. It is such a shame. We really... More 

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Ohio, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum of work from a varity of artists. There were carvings and prints. it has a wonderful shop - but the items were out of our price range. We enjoyed the carvings in the shop even though we couldn't bring one home. So this is a gift shop that you will want to visit Big tip--it... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The museum was having some work done while we were there, so it was a bit dusty. There are some really amazing pieces of art, some so small it is mind boggling how someone could carve such detail. There are a few project spots for kids to do some of their own art.

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