If you’re looking for a truly Canadian museum experience, check out the Museum of Inuit Art. Canada’s only public museum located south of the Arctic, it is devoted to preserving and displaying Inuit art from across Canada. The exhibition space features hundreds of works, ranging from sculptures to ceramics, prints and wall hangings, dating back from 1,000 years ago to the present day.
Give yourself about 90 minutes to visit the entire museum and gallery, which sells original works created by contemporary Inuit artists as well as handicraft jewelry and books on Inuit art. The gallery acquires all of its pieces from various Inuit co-operatives representing artists working in Northern Canada and all proceeds from the art sale further supports the work of these artists and their communities.
Open 7 days a week from 10 AM until 6 PM, the museum has very low admission rates -- $3 CDN for adults and $1.50 CDN for seniors and students.
The museum also hosts a Collectors’ Night every Friday night, from 7 PM until 9 PM. Purchase tickets for $10 CDN at the door and this will get you a private tour of the museum followed by a talk about how to select Inuit art. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served as well.
207 Queen’s Quay West, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto, Canada
+1 416 640 1571
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