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Museum of Inuit Art

207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
+1 416-640-1571
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Ranked #84 of 314 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Evanston, Il
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I adore this museum and go whenever I am in Toronto. It's not a huge collection, but it does cover lots of different types of Inuit art, and it is very well curated - you get to learn a lot. Some of the items are just exquisite - like a stone statue of a dancing polar bear which I just... More

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

This Museum is very small, not a lot of options to see, maybe 40 minuts is ok. The service is very Nice. You can find an expensive gallery If you re looking art to buy.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I collect Inuit carvings and this museum/gallery is one of the best in the world. The pieces for sale are outstanding, almost all carved by well known people. The prices, although high, are very fair. You would pay more in other galleries. The museum portion gives a thorough history of Inuit art with excellent pieces on exhibit. Don't miss this... More

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