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12:30 - 13:30
In English
Guided Tours
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight
Tuesday March 31 2020 - 12:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Guided Tours - Masterpiece Spotlight
Duration : 1h
In English

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

13:00 - 14:00
In French
Guided Tours
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight (in french)
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight (in french)
Tuesday March 31 2020 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Guided Tours - Masterpiece Spotlight
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Emanuel de Witte, Alkmaar vers 1617 - Amsterdam 1692, Intérieur avec une femme jouant du virginal, Vers 1660-1667, Huile sur toile, 97,5 x 109,7 cm, Achat, fonds John W. Tempest, Coll. Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
19:30 - 20:00
Concerts
CANCELLED – MICHÈLE LOSIER, MEZZO-SOPRANO – OLIVIER GODIN, PIANO
CANCELLED – MICHÈLE LOSIER, MEZZO-SOPRANO – OLIVIER GODIN, PIANO
Tuesday March 31 2020 - 19:30
Duration : 30 minutes

At the turn of the 20th century in Paris, music-loving audiences were particularly fond of German works. This recital highlights composers who would have been featured in this era’s musical soirées.

Presented in connection with the exhbition Paris 1900 and Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants of the MMFA.

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Wednesday April 1 2020 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), The Street (poster), 1896, colour lithograph. Private collection
16:00 - 19:00
Bilingual
Courses & Workshops
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
Wednesday April 1 2020 - 16:00
Meeting point : Promenade – Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level S1New
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
 

The WKSHP 15-20 is the perfect place to come settle, create and exchange. On Wednesdays and Sundays, this studio opens its doors to people aged 15 to 20 for free creative periods. These moments are opportunities to find and develop your creative voice in a stimulating space. Whether it is to perfect your technique, explore without having specific objectives in mind, or even to simply discuss your ideas, the Museum’s mediators are present at each of these moments to guide you through the space and to support you in the realization of your projects.

Free of charge

Access limited to visitors aged 15 to 20 years.

Materials available on site.

 

16:00 - 20:00
Bilingual
Courses & Workshops
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
Wednesday April 1 2020 - 16:00
Meeting point : Promenade – Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level S1New
Duration : 4h
Bilingual
 

The WKSHP 15-20 is the perfect place to come settle, create and exchange. On Wednesdays and Sundays, this studio opens its doors to people aged 15 to 20 for free creative periods. These moments are opportunities to find and develop your creative voice in a stimulating space. Whether it is to perfect your technique, explore without having specific objectives in mind, or even to simply discuss your ideas, the Museum’s mediators are present at each of these moments to guide you through the space and to support you in the realization of your projects.

Free of charge

Access limited to visitors aged 15 to 20 years.

Materials available on site.

17:30 - 19:00
In French
LecturesIn connection with : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Le contexte politique, social et culturel en France à la Belle Époque
CANCELLED – Le contexte politique, social et culturel en France à la Belle Époque
Wednesday April 1 2020 - 17:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379-A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Duration : 1h 30
In French

Lecture by Éric Dussault, PhD in Modern European History and Cultural History, York University.

Why were the years 1890-1914 in France, called the “Belle Époque”? Was the name justified? The answer depended on the social class, the professional standing, the gender, education and wealth (or not) of the person concerned.

The France of the Belle Époque was considered “fine” when compared to the earlier period (the turbulent 19th century, during which the imperial regime became a monarchy, then a republic, then an empire again and finally the Third Republic; there were also the traumas of the Commune of Paris, the Franco-German War and the First years later.)

The Belle Époque was also characterized by major changes and disruptions: the development of a French nation and the democratization of political life, the significant growth of the urban population as a result of the rural exodus and the industrial jobs available in the cities, the advent of an organized workers’ movement and the increased number of strikes, the decline of craftsmanship, secondary education as a tool for social promotion, the remarkable expansion of the press, the various forms of entertainment and the new technologies, the new methods of transportation, the explosion in mass consumption, the night life and the less restrictive sexuality that affected both men and women, the confrontations between the left and the far left, the right and the far right in politics, etc.

But the major question of the Belle Époque was the “Dreyfus Affair”, named after a Jewish officer from Alsace who was – wrongly – accused of high treason in favour of Germany. Between 1896 and 1906, the “Dreyfusards” and “Anti-Dreyfusards” fought a fratricidal war of words during which the mythical figure of the “intellectual” appeared, as incarnated by Émile Zola.

This lecture is presented thnks to the support of Magdeleine Loevenbruck.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass
Service charges apply (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Victor Gabriel Gilbert, Le bal ou une soirée élégante, circa 1890
19:30 - 20:00
Concerts
CANCELLED – MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO
CANCELLED – MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO
Wednesday April 1 2020 - 19:30
Duration : 30 minutes
13:00 - 13:45
In English
Thursday at the museum
CANCELLED – Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
CANCELLED – Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
Thursday April 2 2020 - 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.

Our permanent collections are filled with artworks that span the world and the ages. We invite you to explore them on a personalized tour with a Museum Guide, who will take you on an enriching discovery as they share with you works that have captured their hearts.

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
CANCELLED – Art and Yoga Workshop
CANCELLED – Art and Yoga Workshop
Thursday April 2 2020 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

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

Every month, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invites people aged 65 and over to enjoy a day of art and yoga designed especially for them, in addition to free access to its encyclopaedic collections. Yoga helps us to get in touch with our inner selves and replenish our inner light. Combined with art, it serves the Museum’s mission to cultivate well-being.

In a convivial atmosphere, participants will occupy the Museum, taking part in a gentle yoga practice, discussing a work in the collection and enjoying this uniquely creative exploration. A stimulating experience that will open your horizons, body and soul!

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter. All materials required for the activity will be provided but the participants who wish to use their own yoga mat are welcome to bring it.

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Thursday April 2 2020 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), The Street (poster), 1896, colour lithograph. Private collection
12:30 - 14:00
In English
Guided Tours
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Exploring the Museum (in French)
CANCELLED – Reserved for VIPs – Exploring the Museum (in French)
Friday April 3 2020 - 12:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : In the Museum's Collections
Duration : 1h 30
In English

This tour for VIP members invites you to explore several spaces in the Museum.

Between the Pavilion for Peace, contemporary art, and Quebec and Canadian art, our guides take you on a journey through a variety of styles, periods and regions of the world

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

12:30 - 14:00
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Exploring the Museum
Reserved for VIPs – Exploring the Museum
Friday April 3 2020 - 12:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : In the Museum's Collections
Duration : 1h 30
In English

This tour for VIP members invites you to explore several spaces in the Museum.

Between the Pavilion for Peace, contemporary art, and Quebec and Canadian art, our guides take you on a journey through a variety of styles, periods and regions of the world

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

19:30 - 21:30
Concerts
CANCELLED – LOUIS LORTIE PLAYS BEETHOVEN – CONCERT 3
CANCELLED – LOUIS LORTIE PLAYS BEETHOVEN – CONCERT 3
Friday April 3 2020 - 19:30
Duration : 2h

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arte Musica presents the great composer’s complete Piano Sonatas in 2020.

This incredible corpus ocmprises of 32 sonatas, many of which are staples of the piano literature. The cycle will be presented in seven recitals spanning two seasons by the pianist Louis Lortie.

Audiovisual recording of this concert is produced by ProdCan with financial support courtesy of the Canimex Group. 

09:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
CANCELLED – Following in the Footsteps of William Morris (1834-1896)
CANCELLED – Following in the Footsteps of William Morris (1834-1896)
Saturday April 4 2020 - 09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art !

Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5
9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The 19th-century English artist William Morris was a founder of the famous Arts and Crafts movement. Following a short introduction to his creative approach, participants will be invited to create a work inspired by the artist’s floral motifs. Notions of composition, colour harmony and image transfer as well as the technique of gouache painting will be covered. This session is open to everyone.

Instructor: Marie-Louise Pépin, artist and art educator

List of materials needed:
Graphite pencil (HB) ; Eraser ; Ruler ; A notebook or white paper for sketches and note-taking ; Paper towels or rag to clean brushes ; Palette that can be used for mixing colours, could be also a small plate ; Gouache (3 primary colours and black and white) or a kit of Pébéo Gouache poster paint – 12 tubes ; 3 soft round brushes for watercolor- short handle- Suggestions: # 6, 4 and 0 ; 1 illustration board (example Peterboro no. 27, 10X15).

A small amount will be asked for conté, photocopies, etc.
Will be easier and cheaper for all of you instead of buying everything.

In order for the classes in the Museum’s Art School to be stimulating for both the participants and the instructor, we require a minimum of 5 students for a class to run. If there are not enough registrations, we will contact you as soon as possible to suggest either an alternative class or give you a total refund.

General Public: $200
Members VIP – Promotion 20% : $160

Refund policy: A full refund, minus a $50 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received up to 10 days prior to the start of the activity. No refunds are issued for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the activity, unless the cancellation is made for reasons of force majeure. In such case, please contact us to obtain a full refund.

514-285-2000, option 5

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Saturday April 4 2020 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), The Street (poster), 1896, colour lithograph. Private collection
14:30 - 16:30
Concerts
CANCELLED – SYMPHONIES AT THE PIANO – CONCERT II
CANCELLED – SYMPHONIES AT THE PIANO – CONCERT II
Saturday April 4 2020 - 14:30
Duration : 2h

Presented in collaboration with the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel (Waterloo, Belgium)

13:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Courses & Workshops
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
CANCELLED – WKSHP 15-20 – Invitation to Creation
Sunday April 5 2020 - 13:00
Meeting point : Promenade – Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level S1New
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
 

The WKSHP 15-20 is the perfect place to come settle, create and exchange. On Wednesdays and Sundays, this studio opens its doors to people aged 15 to 20 for free creative periods. These moments are opportunities to find and develop your creative voice in a stimulating space. Whether it is to perfect your technique, explore without having specific objectives in mind, or even to simply discuss your ideas, the Museum’s mediators are present at each of these moments to guide you through the space and to support you in the realization of your projects.

Free of charge

Access limited to visitors aged 15 to 20 years.

Materials available on site.

 

13:30 - 14:00
In French
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
CANCELLED – Claude Monet, l’obsession des Nymphéas
CANCELLED – Claude Monet, l’obsession des Nymphéas
Sunday April 5 2020 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism Signac and the Indépendants
Duration : 30 minutes
In French
 

Through a virtual reality experience, the participants are invited to dive into the universe of Claude Monet, L’obsession des Nymphéas presented by the Musée de l’Orangerie of Paris.

A maximum of 6 participants per departure time. Age: 13 years and older.

Six departures:  1:30 pm – 2 pm – 2:30 pm – 3 pm – 3:30 pm – 4 pm

Free activity. Passes available at the ticket counter as soon as 10 am the day of the activity. First come, first served.

The activity takes place at PRISM – Digital Lab, Level S2 of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.

14:30 - 16:30
Concerts
CANCELLED – LOUIS LORTIE PLAYS BEETHOVEN – CONCERT 4
CANCELLED – LOUIS LORTIE PLAYS BEETHOVEN – CONCERT 4
Sunday April 5 2020 - 14:30
Duration : 2h

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arte Musica presents the great composer’s complete Piano Sonatas in 2020.

This incredible corpus ocmprises of 32 sonatas, many of which are staples of the piano literature. The cycle will be presented in seven recitals spanning two seasons by the pianist Louis Lortie.

Audiovisual recording of this concert is produced by ProdCan with financial support courtesy of the Canimex Group.