Michal Hornstein (1920-2016), O.C., G.O.Q, influential businessman, renowned art collector and outstanding patron, passed away peacefully on April 25, just a few months before the inauguration of a new building at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) that bears his name: the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.
"THE MMFA IS BRINGING POMPEII BACK TO LIFE
With thematic sections and an immersive installation designed for the MMFA, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through time and space, where past and present interact."
"YOU CANNOT BUT BE DEEPLY MOVED
Visiting the Pompeii exhibition you are travelling through time, starting with the city streets and the goods for sale... The last gallery is a multimedia experience re-creating the eruption of Vesuvius."
– Radio-Canada, Montreal
"ONE OF THE GREAT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Once again, the director of the MMFA, Nathalie Bondil, and her team have scored a tremendous success with their exhibition design. In an elegant and immersive layout the designers have succeeded in combining science and information with playfulness."
– Huffington Post, Montreal
THE MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN
PAVILION FOR PEACE