JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBITION HONOURED AT IDCA AWARD IN NEW YORK CITY
Last June, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts came away with two honours at the International Design and Communication Awards in New York City, beating 67 other museum candidates to win "Best Exhibition Strategy" and earning Silver in "Best Exhibition Layout" for the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.The judges that chose the MMFA came from 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia and India.
COMMUNICATION ARTS DESIGN ANNUAL - USA
"Best of" Exhibition Books/Catalogues/Tom Wesselmann
CANNES LIONS - FRANCE
Shortlisted – Book Design/The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity. Book/Book Front Cover/The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
GRAFIKA - QUEBEC
The Grafika Awards recognize the best works in graphic design in Quebec. Grand Prize/Book/The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
ARTS/BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD
This past May, Museum patron Pierre Bourgie won the 2012 Arts/Business Personality Award, given by the The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal in recognition of his unflagging commitment to Montreal's cultural scene. Pierre Bourgie has greatly contributed financially to the construction of the MMFA's new pavilion of Quebec and Canadian art and to the transformation of the American and Erskine Church into a concert hall.
BOVEY AWARD FOR PIERRE BOURGIE
The Annual Business for the Arts Awards honour Canada's foremost business leaders and companies who support the arts. In 2012, it was Pierre Bourgie, President of the Arte Musica Foundation, major patron of the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion and Bourgie Hall, and member of the MMFA's Board of Trustees, who was awarded this prize. We congratulate him and thank him for his exemplary involvement in the life of our Museum and our city.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FROM THE CANADIAN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
On April 25, 2012, at the annual conference of the CMA in Gatineau, Quebec, the MMFA's exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk won the Outstanding Achievement Award in the "Exhibitions" category.
Dr. Sean B. Murphy, the MMFA's Honorary President, also received an award that evening. The 2012 Museum Volunteer Award was presented to him by the Canadian Museums Association and the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums. This award recognizes volunteers for their continuous years of commitment and service to heritage institutions. The jury was unanimous in recognizing Dr. Murphy's remarkable dedication to the MMFA and his distinguished role in the museum field at provincial, national and international levels.
GRAND PRIX DU TOURISME FOR NATHALIE BONDILOn March 28, the highest of the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, the Grand Ulysse trophy, was awarded to Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the MMFA, who has distinguished herself by her determination to endow the Museum with a fourth pavilion devoted exclusively to Quebec and Canadian art and by implementing programmes aimed at making the Museum accessible to all.
GRAND PRIX DU DESIGN
As part of the 5th edition of the Grands Prix du Design, a competition that recognizes the exceptional work of Quebec designers and architects in the fields of interior design and product design, Provencher Roy + Associés was crowned twice for their architectural work on the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art, of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The firm won both 2011 Project of the Year and Best Public Building, in the public places and institutional spaces category.
NATHALIE BONDIL HONOURED TWICE FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS
In June, Nathalie Bondil, MMFA Director and Chief Curator, was named a Knight by the National Order of Quebec, and was awarded Insigna of Merit from the University of Montreal's Faculty of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her remarkable work at the Museum.
COUPE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND IMAGE COMPETITION - CANADA
Prize/book/The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
SMQ PUBLICATION AWARDSSociété des musées québécois
The jury gave the 2011 Publication Award to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), in collaboration with Abrams and Éditions de la Martinière. Members of the jury determined that this publication was an eloquent – even spectacular – embodiment of the excellence of standards required to render homage to this internationally-renowned designer known as the "enfant terrible" of fashion. With a print run of over 30,000 copies, this monumental publication – and exceptional exhibition catalogue – traces the designer's thirty-five year career, whom the Museum Director describes as a "humanist couturier."
Featuring a unique concept, this work has over fifty exclusive testimonials by personalities – oftentimes artists – who have come into contact with Gaultier or for whom the designer has created the haute couture look that helped define them. Although this catalogue equals its subject's flair, it also contains editorial content on the history of fashion. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier is a true art book, with 424 pages, 550 illustrations and a remarkable box sleeve. Under the editorship of Thierry-Maxime Loriot, exhibition curator, this publication was developed, created, produced and printed in Quebec, and overseen by the MMFA Publishing Department.
2011 REAL ESTATE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Urban Development Institute of Quebec
Provencher Roy + Associés, the architecture firm responsible for transforming and converting the Erskine and American Church into a Pavilion for Quebec and Canadian Art, was recognized for the avant-garde architectural vision, the exceptional urban integration and the deft combination of past and future in their architectural design for the pavilion. The jury also appreciated the firm's commitment to preserve and restore, while still respecting the principles of sustainable development.
AWARDS OF MERIT
Provencher Roy + Associés, Architectes, Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence have been given out each year since 1968 to recognize architects who have excelled in their design work. In 2010, Provencher Roy + Associés was so honoured by a jury including Janna Levitt (Levitt Goodman Architects, Toronto), James Cheng (James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver) and Andrew King (Cannon Design, Toronto).
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - EXHIBITION
Société des musées québécois
The Société des musées québécois (SMQ) recognized the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with an Award of Excellence for the exhibition Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour. According to the press release, it is written that the jury unanimously agreed that this exhibition had vastly exceeded the museum milieu's current standards.
Award: Cultural poster (single)
8 x Allemagne
Award: Four-colour annual report
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Urbania - Denis Gagnon