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Museum of Inuit Art

207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 640 1571
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Ranked #72 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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34 helpful votes 34 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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99 helpful votes 99 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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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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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I'm not sure how long it has been there, but luckily we 'stumbled" into it while taking a stroll around Harbourfront. definitely worth visiting. Beautiful pieces and friendly staff/

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Brampton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I lived in the North for 3 years and what is shown at this Museum is but a small taste of what people should be informed and educated about when they visit such an establishment. It is clear that the proprietors have extreme prejudices and are only showing items which reflect a very narrow view of Inuit Art and the... More

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Museum of Inuit... T, Manager at Museum of Inuit Art, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you felt your experience at the museum was less than positive. MIA is committed to showing the breadth and depth of art made by Inuit and currently has the largest permanent display of the art form in the country. We make a special effort to include a variety of media as well as art... More

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