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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 Gem in Queen's Quay Terminal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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765 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

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
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

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
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 visitors. The large map of First Nation territories in present-day Canada is very informative. The... More 

1 Thank K F
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 other attractions and although it is not a large collection, the variety and beauty of... More 

1 Thank Yas72
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 is exhibited behind glass in large illuminated display areas. There are examples of sculptures using... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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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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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 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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