The Museum is closed today. We hope to see you soon!
13:30 - 14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Tuesday October 16 2018 - 13:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Qubec and Canadian Art (First and Second floor).

A mauve carpet will indicate the exact time and place one of our Volunteer Guides will offer a ten-minute discussion about a selected work. 

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Included with admission

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Tuesday October 16 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Love at First Sight Tour
Love at First Sight Tour
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
 
13:30 - 14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 13:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Qubec and Canadian Art (First and Second floor).

A mauve carpet will indicate the exact time and place one of our Volunteer Guides will offer a ten-minute discussion about a selected work. 

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Included with admission

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

17:00 - 19:00
Bilingual
Lectures
APRÈS LA PERFORMANCE : MATÉRIALISER L’INVISIBLE DANS L’ESPACE MUSÉAL
APRÈS LA PERFORMANCE : MATÉRIALISER L’INVISIBLE DANS L’ESPACE MUSÉAL
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

Hypotheses is an Art History symposia series, organized by and for graduate students from Quebec universities. Its goal is to promote and disseminate emerging research in the discipline. Hypotheses is intended to foster discussion and debate between young researchers across institutional boundaries, to act as a platform for discussion and reflection, and to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas between academia, the museum community, and the public at large.

Abstraction queer : autour de la pratique sculpturale de l’artiste trans Cassils

Anne-Marie Dubois (Ph. D. Student, UQAM)

 

La diffusion d’œuvres performatives muséalisées : Une typologie des procédés

Jean-Michel Quirion (M. A. Student, UQO)

 

Chair:

Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette (Gail et Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art from 1945 to Today, MMFA)

18:00 - 19:00
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 18:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

18:00 - 19:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 18:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

18:30 - 19:30
Concerts
MUSICAL CANVASES – CALDER QUARTET
MUSICAL CANVASES – CALDER QUARTET
Wednesday October 17 2018 - 18:30
Duration : 1h

Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2014, the Calder Quartet is renowned for its impeccable playing and versatility. The ensemble shares their musical curiosity in a programme inspired by the American artist Alexander Calder.

TOUR AND CONCERT

Discover the Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor exhibition with and exclusive guided tour starting at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 6.30 p.m.

Presented as part of the Calder exhibition 

10:30 - 12:30
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Creative Workshop – Frames and Mats
Creative Workshop – Frames and Mats
Thursday October 18 2018 - 10:30
Meeting point : Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

At the Museum, we firmly believe that people are never too old to learn and grow through art and culture!

Every Thursday, people aged 65 and over can enjoy free access to our encyclopaedic collections as well as a plethora of free activities designed especially for them. While these various activities are self-contained, when combined they offer an opportunity to explore every aspect of artistic creativity. 

Ranging from guided tours to art workshops, our varied programming has something for everyone.

Learn how to showcase your art work in your own custom frames and mats!

 

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission

11:30 - 12:30
In English
Guided Tours
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Thursday October 18 2018 - 11:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:00 - 13:45
In English
Thursday at the museum
Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
Thursday October 18 2018 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 45 minutes
In English
 

At the Museum, we firmly believe that people are never too old to learn and grow through art and culture!

Every Thursday, people aged 65 and over can enjoy free access to our encyclopaedic collections as well as a plethora of free activities designed especially for them. While these various activities are self-contained, when combined they offer an opportunity to explore every aspect of your creativity.

Ranging from guided tours of the featured collection to art workshops, our varied programming has something for everyone.

 

13:30 - 14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Thursday October 18 2018 - 13:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Qubec and Canadian Art (First and Second floor).

A mauve carpet will indicate the exact time and place one of our Volunteer Guides will offer a ten-minute discussion about a selected work. 

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Included with admission

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Art in Motion Workshop – Lines / Outlines / Traces
Art in Motion Workshop – Lines / Outlines / Traces
Thursday October 18 2018 - 14:00
Meeting point : Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

At the Museum, we firmly believe that people are never too old to learn and grow through art and culture. 

Once a month, Art in Motion invites people who are 65 and over to join a relaxing moment of new discoveries.

 

This workshop is a chance to discover and explore close connections between works of art, physical movement and the creative act. Participants will start by taking a walk through the museum’s collections.  Next, some simple dance exercises will gently awaken our bodies to the benefits and pleasure of moving. The workshop will end with a short artistic creation that will draw awareness to the body and gestures involved in creative acts.

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission 

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Thursday October 18 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Creative Workshop – Frames and Mats
Creative Workshop – Frames and Mats
Thursday October 18 2018 - 14:00
Meeting point : Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

At the Museum, we firmly believe that people are never too old to learn and grow through art and culture!

Every Thursday, people aged 65 and over can enjoy free access to our encyclopaedic collections as well as a plethora of free activities designed especially for them. While these various activities are self-contained, when combined they offer an opportunity to explore every aspect of artistic creativity. 

Ranging from guided tours to art workshops, our varied programming has something for everyone.

Learn how to showcase your art work in your own custom frames and mats!

 

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Thursday October 18 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

17:00 - 18:30
In English
Lectures
The Roman 90%: Poor People in the Roman World
The Roman 90%: Poor People in the Roman World
Thursday October 18 2018 - 17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 1h 30
In English
 

The Roman world is known from the monuments of the rich: Virgil and Livy, temples and palaces. But what of the lives of the 90% – the poor, mostly rural farmers, who comprised the majority of the population and which have been largely left out of Roman histories? This talk considers what difference the advent of empire and global trade made to the lives of the poor majority.

19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
ANNE QUEFFÉLEC – LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN
ANNE QUEFFÉLEC – LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN
Thursday October 18 2018 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

The Couperin Days opens with a piano recital highlighting the importance and influence of François Couperin on French composers from the 20th century.

Concert presented as part of the Nothing But Piano series

11:00 - 12:00
In English
Guided Tours
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Friday October 19 2018 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Love at First Sight Tour
Love at First Sight Tour
Friday October 19 2018 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
 
14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Friday October 19 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Friday October 19 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Friday October 19 2018 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

17:30 - 19:00
Lectures
SYLVAIN CARON – FRANÇOIS COUPERIN ET L’ART DU TABLEAU MUSICAL
SYLVAIN CARON – FRANÇOIS COUPERIN ET L’ART DU TABLEAU MUSICAL
Friday October 19 2018 - 17:30
Duration : 1h 30

Couperin Days

Couperin knew how to set to music the stylistic traits of his contemporaries, such as the painter Watteau, and the themes that were dear to them: festive gatherings, nature, love, and other passions of the soul. Discover his distinct talent in “painting” these characteristics.

Sylvain Caron, lecturer
Geneviève Soly, harpsichord

09:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Introduction to Shibori
Introduction to Shibori
Saturday October 20 2018 - 09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual

Two Saturdays, October 13 and 20
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Shibori is a Japanese technique involving folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing. A resist is created where the cloth is bound with other areas remaining white. In this class students will learn Shibori techniques step by step, employing them to make beautiful designs by using buttons and elastics on cotton scarves.

Materials:
The materials will be available for participants to purchase on the first day of class. Participants can bring their own plain cotton white/pastel fabric as well.

Instructor:
Avy Loftus, batik and shibori textile artist and art educator

Avy Loftus is a Montreal-based visual artist and batik designer. As a visual artist, Avy has already had a number of collective and solo exhibitions in Canada, USA, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Bermuda. She has received awards for her artwork and in 2013 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her artistic and community contribution. Her artworks have been sold in Canada, United States, Ireland, Indonesia and Bermuda.

As a batik designer, she conducted batik workshops at Harbour Front, Toronto, Canadian Museum of Civilization (now: Canadian Museum of History) and the Indonesian Embassy, in Ottawa; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Hotel Delta Montreal; Marsil Museum (now: Museum of Costumes and Textile in Quebec); Tulip Festival, Major Park in Ottawa, Middfest International (Ohio, USA), Chicago Children’s Museum, the Indonesian Embassy and the International Children Festival in Washington DC and private institutions.

Currently, Avy is the President of the Asian Canadian Women Artists, the Director of Peace, Love and Hope art project for the kids and member of the following organizations; Women’s Art Society of Montreal, ELAN, The Montreal Trainers’ Group, The Canada-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and The Irish Protestant Benevolent Society. Avy holds a B.A. in Education, a B.A. in Language and Art and a Diploma in Public Relations. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Concordia University.

http://fr.avy.ca/

Cost for the serie
General Public $200
VIP’s and those under 30 years old $180

Refund policy
Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Saturday October 20 2018 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

The four-handed workshop is custom-designed for young children (2 to 5 years) and their parents.

Be inspired by the modern paintings of Alexander Calder and create your own using bold colours, shapes and lines.
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

11:00
Bilingual
Family Activities
Drop-in Workshop – Fantastical Menagerie
Drop-in Workshop – Fantastical Menagerie
Saturday October 20 2018 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Bilingual
 

Our most flexible activity, designed for children age 6 and up. Drop in whenever you want, anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to enjoy this creative family break for young and old alike.

 Let your imagination and scissors go wild and create a 3D menagerie of exotic and fantastic animals out of black paper!
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Saturday October 20 2018 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

The four-handed workshop is custom-designed for young children (2 to 5 years) and their parents.

Be inspired by the modern paintings of Alexander Calder and create your own using bold colours, shapes and lines.
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

11:30 - 12:30
In English
Guided Tours
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Saturday October 20 2018 - 11:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:00 - 14:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Saturday October 20 2018 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections. They are designed for children age 6 and up.

Imagine you have been commissioned to create a site specific sculpture for one of three chosen landscapes.  What shape would it take? What colours would you use?  Have fun making a maquette of your sculpture using coloured cardboard and wire.

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Saturday October 20 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 15:00
Concerts
LES TALENS LYRIQUES – CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – SHADOWS
LES TALENS LYRIQUES – CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – SHADOWS
Saturday October 20 2018 - 14:00
Duration : 1h

Christophe Rousset beckons us on an enchanting journey to the world of François Couperin, where darkness and light dwell in equal measure.

CONCERT I : Shadows

Shadows characterizes the gravity of his Pièces de viole, the seriousness of some of his pieces for harpsichord, and especially his Leçons de ténèbres for Holy Week. Light pervades the innocence of some of his other harpsichord pieces, his brilliant Concerts royaux, or the cheerful banter of his Airs sérieux.

Founded twenty-five years ago, Les Talens Lyriques is dedicated to the great masterpieces of the history of music, illuminating rare or unpublished works and restoring the missing links of Western European musical heritage.

CONCERT II : Light – 7.30 p.m.

The ensemble Les Talens Lyriques receives subsidies from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the City of Paris, and generous support from its Circle of Patrons. The ensemble wishes to thank its principal Patrons, the Annenberg Foundation / GRoW – Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten, and Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.
 
This concert receives the support from Institut français in Paris and from the City of Paris, as well as from Bureau export de la musique française.
14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Saturday October 20 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Saturday October 20 2018 - 14:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Qubec and Canadian Art (First and Second floor).

A mauve carpet will indicate the exact time and place one of our Volunteer Guides will offer a ten-minute discussion about a selected work. 

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Included with admission

14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Saturday October 20 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections. They are designed for children age 6 and up.

Imagine you have been commissioned to create a site specific sculpture for one of three chosen landscapes.  What shape would it take? What colours would you use?  Have fun making a maquette of your sculpture using coloured cardboard and wire.

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Saturday October 20 2018 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

Free activities reserved exclusively for Museum VIPs – Reservation online – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/connexion/

16:00 - 17:00
Lectures
ENTRETIEN AVEC CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – ANIMÉ PAR NATALIE MICHAUD
ENTRETIEN AVEC CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – ANIMÉ PAR NATALIE MICHAUD
Saturday October 20 2018 - 16:00
Duration : 1h

Couperin Days – Interview with Christophe Rousset

A fervent performer of the music of François Couperin, Christophe Rousset shares his reflections on the works of this great French composer for whom the year 2018 marks the 350th anniversary of birth.

Free admission. Hosted by Natalie Michaud (in French)

19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
LES TALENS LYRIQUES – CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – LIGHT
LES TALENS LYRIQUES – CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – LIGHT
Saturday October 20 2018 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

Christophe Rousset beckons us on an enchanting journey to the world of François Couperin, where darkness and light dwell in equal measure.

Darkness characterizes the gravity of his Pièces de viole, the seriousness of some of his pieces for harpsichord, and especially his Leçons de ténèbres for Holy Week. Light pervades the innocence of some of his other harpsichord pieces, his brilliant Concerts royaux, or the cheerful banter of his Airs sérieux.

Founded twenty-five years ago, Les Talens Lyriques is dedicated to the great masterpieces of the history of music, illuminating rare or unpublished works and restoring the missing links of Western European musical heritage.

The ensemble Les Talens Lyriques receives subsidies from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the City of Paris, and generous support from its Circle of Patrons. The ensemble wishes to thank its principal Patrons, the Annenberg Foundation / GRoW – Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten, and Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.
 
This concert receives the support from Institut français in Paris and from the City of Paris, as well as from Bureau export de la musique française.
10:00 - 12:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Landscapes in watercolour
The Museum’s Little School – Landscapes in watercolour
Sunday October 21 2018 - 10:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 2h 30
Bilingual

Workshops for children aged 9 to 11

The technique of watercolour is midway between drawing and painting. It can be used to create delicate yet vibrant images. Inspired by landscapes in the Museum’s collection, children will have fun learning the basics of watercolour. 

Workshop led by Josée Lavigne, museum mediator and artist

All material is provided

Cost for the activity

General Public: $25 per child

VIP’s: $22.50 per child

To register: 514-285-2000 option 3

Refund Policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $10 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

 

 

 

10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Sunday October 21 2018 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

The four-handed workshop is custom-designed for young children (2 to 5 years) and their parents.

Be inspired by the modern paintings of Alexander Calder and create your own using bold colours, shapes and lines.
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

11:00
Bilingual
Family Activities
Drop-in Workshop – Fantastical Menagerie
Drop-in Workshop – Fantastical Menagerie
Sunday October 21 2018 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Bilingual
 

Our most flexible activity, designed for children age 6 and up. Drop in whenever you want, anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to enjoy this creative family break for young and old alike.

 Let your imagination and scissors go wild and create a 3D menagerie of exotic and fantastic animals out of black paper!
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Four-handed Workshop – Let Your Colours Fly
Sunday October 21 2018 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

The four-handed workshop is custom-designed for young children (2 to 5 years) and their parents.

Be inspired by the modern paintings of Alexander Calder and create your own using bold colours, shapes and lines.
Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

13:00 - 14:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Sunday October 21 2018 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections. They are designed for children age 6 and up.

Imagine you have been commissioned to create a site specific sculpture for one of three chosen landscapes.  What shape would it take? What colours would you use?  Have fun making a maquette of your sculpture using coloured cardboard and wire.

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

13:00 - 14:00
In English
Guided Tours
Love at First Sight Tour
Love at First Sight Tour
Sunday October 21 2018 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
 
13:00 - 14:45
In French
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Avril et le monde truqué
Avril et le monde truqué
Sunday October 21 2018 - 13:00
Meeting point : Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h 45
In French
 

Avril et le monde truqué

Directors: Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares
France/Canada, 2015, Animation, 105 minutes

1941. Scientists are mysteriously disappearing in France during the reign of Napoleon III. Without modern technology, the world is forced to rely on coal and steam. Avril is trying to track down her scientist parents, who have also disappeared, with the help of her talking cat, Darwin, and Julius, a petty criminal who befriends her. The trio faces danger and solves mysteries to discover who is behind the kidnappings and why.

 

Age 8 and up

Original French version

Free admission, space limited

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Sunday October 21 2018 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 15:30
Concerts
DANCED RECITAL
DANCED RECITAL
Sunday October 21 2018 - 14:00
Duration : 1h 30
 

Although they were not destined for the concert hall, and like virtually all music of the time, these pieces and dances are fundamentally gestural, referring to movements of the body.

In this “danced recital”, Alban Richard improvises on dance suites by Louis and François Couperin which have been carefully selected by Christophe Rousset.

14:00 - 15:30
Concerts
DANCED RECITAL
DANCED RECITAL
Sunday October 21 2018 - 14:00
Duration : 1h 30

When Baroque music meets contemporary dance.

Although they were not destined for the concert hall, and like virtually all music of the time, these pieces and dances are fundamentally gestural, referring to movements of the body.

In this “danced recital”, Alban Richard improvises on dance suites by Louis and François Couperin which have been carefully selected by Christophe Rousset.

14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Themed Workshop – Mission Sculpture
Sunday October 21 2018 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections. They are designed for children age 6 and up.

Imagine you have been commissioned to create a site specific sculpture for one of three chosen landscapes.  What shape would it take? What colours would you use?  Have fun making a maquette of your sculpture using coloured cardboard and wire.

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.
Free

14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork – Quebec and Canadian Art
Sunday October 21 2018 - 14:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Qubec and Canadian Art (First and Second floor).

A mauve carpet will indicate the exact time and place one of our Volunteer Guides will offer a ten-minute discussion about a selected work. 

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Included with admission

17:00 - 18:30
Concerts
JEAN-WILLY KUNZ, organ
JEAN-WILLY KUNZ, organ
Sunday October 21 2018 - 17:00
Duration : 1h 30

Couperin was first and foremost an organist, and his earliest published works consisted of two organ masses, “one for ordinary parish use, the other proper for convents.” Published in 1690, this collection crowned Couperin as one of the greatest masters of the French organ and had a considerable influence on Bach.