The Museum is closed today. We hope to see you soon!
12:00 - 13:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Balade pour la Paix at McGill: Weekly Tours
Balade pour la Paix at McGill: Weekly Tours
Tuesday October 17 2017 - 12:00
Theme : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Every Tuesday and Thursday free guided tours of La Balade pour la Paix: an open-air Museum are offered by McGill University. These tours cover the second half of the exhibition (between McTavish Street and University Street), covering sculptures, installations, and photographs.

Where? McGill’s downtown campus. Our meeting point is at the Welcome Centre, 3415 McTavish Street, corner Sherbrooke Street West at 12 p.m.

Tours are offered on a walk-in basis, and depart at the exact times, given.  

No registration or tickets required.

Come rain or shine, and bring an umbrella (just in case)!

Jonathan Borofsky, Human Structures Vancouver (detail), 2010. On loan from the Vancouver Biennale
13:00 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Guided Tours for the Blind and the Partially Sighted
Guided Tours for the Blind and the Partially Sighted
Tuesday October 17 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : In the Museum's Collections
Duration : 1h 30
In English
 

Enjoy a stroll through the Museum’s varied collections. Discover the materials, textures and sensations that make the Museum a unique place where everyone can enter into contact with the world of art. 

 

Employing a multisensory approach, specially trained guides give verbal descriptions to help reconstruct images in your mind.

 

These tours will be offered free of charge the third Tuesday of every month.

 

Space is limited to groups of 12. Reserve at least one week in advance: 514-285-2000, option 3.

13:30 - 14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Tuesday October 17 2017 - 13:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection.

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 and Wednesday : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Included with fee

Marc Cramer
19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
LOUISE BESSETTE
LOUISE BESSETTE
Tuesday October 17 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

Louise Bessette celebrates Spain’s national day with a programme in true Iberian style, an authentic musical journey to the country of Cervantes. Central to this concert are the complete works for piano of José Evangelista, who revisits traditional Spanish melodies on the themes of love and dance.

This concert is part of the Tribute series to José Evangelista, presented by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

13:30 - 14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 13:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection.

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 and Wednesday : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Included with fee

Marc Cramer
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Early to Modern International
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Stroll through several collections and discover works illustrating the full range of art history’s styles and movements.

Included with admission

Photo : Marc Cramer
14:00 - 15:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
14:30 - 15:30
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 14:30
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
17:00
Bilingual
Lectures
DECONSTRUCTING AUTOCHTHONY: DISCOURSE AND ARTISTS
DECONSTRUCTING AUTOCHTHONY: DISCOURSE AND ARTISTS
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
 

Samy Benammar (Master’s student, Université de Montréal)
Redéfinir une esthétique autochtone à travers la vidéo expérimentale abstraite

Maude Darsigny-Trépanier (Master’s student, UQAM)
Analyse historiographique. Comment est construite la figure de Nadia Myre ?

Présidence/Chair : 
Alexia Pinto Ferretti (Ph.D. student, Université de Montréal)

 

18:00 - 19:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 18:00
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
18:00 - 19:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 18:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
19:30 - 21:30
Concerts
Ô-CELLI AT THE MOVIES
Ô-CELLI AT THE MOVIES
Wednesday October 18 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 2h

When the 4th and 7th Arts Meet…

Some soundtracks are so emblematic that just  a few notes call up vivid memories of the movie scenes to which they belong. The eight cellists of Ô-Celli perform a selection of film music by composers who marked motion picture history, from Nino ROTA to John WILLIAMS, and John BARRY to Henry MANCINI.

11:00 - 12:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Western
Western
Thursday October 19 2017 - 11:00
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-interpretation of our history…

 

Included with admission to the exhibition

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1867, Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 243.8 cm, Oklahoma City, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, gift of Jasper D. Ackerman. Image courtesy of the Dickinson Research Center
12:00 - 13:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Balade pour la Paix at McGill: Weekly Tours
Balade pour la Paix at McGill: Weekly Tours
Thursday October 19 2017 - 12:00
Theme : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Every Tuesday and Thursday free guided tours of La Balade pour la Paix: an open-air Museum are offered by McGill University. These tours cover the second half of the exhibition (between McTavish Street and University Street), covering sculptures, installations, and photographs.

Where? McGill’s downtown campus. Our meeting point is at the Welcome Centre, 3415 McTavish Street, corner Sherbrooke Street West at 12 p.m.

Tours are offered on a walk-in basis, and depart at the exact times, given.  

No registration or tickets required.

Come rain or shine, and bring an umbrella (just in case)!

Jonathan Borofsky, Human Structures Vancouver (detail), 2010. On loan from the Vancouver Biennale
12:00 - 12:45
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum – ENGLISH
Reserved for VIPs – La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum – ENGLISH
Thursday October 19 2017 - 12:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Duration : 45 minutes
In English

Accompanied by our Volunteer Guides, discover a part of this public art exhibition, international in its scope, in celebration of Montreal’s 375th birthday.  

Sculptures, installations and photographs appear along the route, enveloping you in feelings of peace and tolerance.  

Rain or shine, we’ll be waiting for you. (Bring your umbrella!)

 

Meeting place: Lobby of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion

 

*The guided tour will take place if the weather permits. Should the tour be cancelled, free entrance to our collections will be granted

13:00 - 13:45
In English
Guided Tours
Thursdays at the Musem
Thursdays at the Musem
Thursday October 19 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : In the Museum's Collections
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
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Western
Western
Thursday October 19 2017 - 13:30
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-interpretation of our history…

 

Included with admission to the exhibition

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1867, Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 243.8 cm, Oklahoma City, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, gift of Jasper D. Ackerman. Image courtesy of the Dickinson Research Center
14:00 - 15:00
Guided Tours
La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Thursday October 19 2017 - 14:00
Theme : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Duration : 1h
 

Accompanied by our Volunteer Guides, discover a part of this public art exhibition, international in its scope, in celebration of Montreal’s 375th birthday.  

Sculptures, installations and photographs appear along the route, enveloping you in feelings of peace and tolerance.  

Rain or shine, we’ll be waiting for you. (Bring your umbrella!)*

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission (15 places maximum) 

 

 Meeting place: Lobby of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion

*The guided tour will take place if the weather permits. Should the tour be cancelled, free entrance to our collections will be granted

Charles Joseph (born in 1959), Residential School Totem Pole, 2014-2016, red cedar, acrylic paint, H. 1,524; W. 762; Diam. 152.4 cm. Collection Jim Balsillie Photo Greg McKee 2016.
14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Still life drawing from observation
Still life drawing from observation
Thursday October 19 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission (Lobby Hall Desmarais)

Meeting point, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level S1

At the Museum, we believe art is good for you, whatever your age! People aged 65 and over will be able not only to visit the Museum’s collections for free on Thursdays year round, but also enjoy guided tours and creative workshops designed especially for them. Themes change monthly.

Develop your drawing ability by doing still life from observation

October, 5, 12, 19 and 26

 

Auguste Renoir, Limoges 1841 Cagnes sur Mer 1919, Still Life with Melon and Peaches, 1905, Oil on canvas, 32.7 x 46.3 cm, Gift of David J. Azrieli, C.M., C.Q., M. Arch. and Stephanie Azrieli, Coll. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

18:00 - 19:30
In English
LecturesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
In conversation
In conversation
Thursday October 19 2017 - 18:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h 30
In English

Kent Monkman, artist, and Mary-Dailey Desmarais, exhibition co-curator, and Curator of International Modern Art, MMFA

 

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
ILYA POLETAEV – harpsichord and piano
ILYA POLETAEV – harpsichord and piano
Thursday October 19 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

This innovative exploration of musical narrative and lyrical improvisation combines iconic masterpieces from the Romantic and Classical eras with 17th-century keyboard works. A concert that features Bourgie Hall’s newly restored 1859 Erard piano, as well as other instruments from its beautiful keyboard collection. 

As part of the Jacques Dansereau series

11:00 - 12:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Western
Western
Friday October 20 2017 - 11:00
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-interpretation of our history…

 

Included with admission to the exhibition

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1867, Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 243.8 cm, Oklahoma City, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, gift of Jasper D. Ackerman. Image courtesy of the Dickinson Research Center
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Friday October 20 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Early to Modern International
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Stroll through several collections and discover works illustrating the full range of art history’s styles and movements.

Included with admission

Photo : Marc Cramer
14:00 - 15:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Friday October 20 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
14:30 - 15:30
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Friday October 20 2017 - 14:30
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
09:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Introduction to Batik: The Beautiful Colours of Autumn
Introduction to Batik: The Beautiful Colours of Autumn
Saturday October 21 2017 - 09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art!

 

Exceptionally, this workshop takes place over two Saturdays, October 21 and October 28

9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The ancient art of batik is a fascinating medium of wax-resist dying practised across many continents, but especially perfected in Indonesia. Learn the basic techniques by creating a scarf, a name-card folder or some other functional object, and experiment with various fabrics. Feel free to bring your own fabric, but it should be natural: 100% cotton, silk, linen or bamboo.

Instructor: Avy Loftus, batik artist and art educator

Material

The instructor will provide the material for the first day of the course. Participants may bring some old fabric (cotton/silk) for the trial before making a batik piece on the fabric provided.

Cost for each series
General public 180 $
VIPs and students 30 and under 162 $

Online registration and payment
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/
Registration by phone
514-285-2000, option 3

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your class and use the Group Entrance at 2200 Crescent Street.

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.

Photo MMFA
10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Saturday October 21 2017 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

In this workshop, children will create a scene inspired by Western landscapes. 

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

 

11:00 - 12:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Western
Western
Saturday October 21 2017 - 11:00
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-interpretation of our history…

 

Included with admission to the exhibition

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1867, Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 243.8 cm, Oklahoma City, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, gift of Jasper D. Ackerman. Image courtesy of the Dickinson Research Center
11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Drop-in workshop: The whole world is a cactus (cutting and assemblage)
Drop-in workshop: The whole world is a cactus (cutting and assemblage)
Saturday October 21 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
 

Our most flexible activity: 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.

In this workshop, families will create an imaginative paper cactus.

Places are limited. First come, first served.

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Saturday October 21 2017 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

In this workshop, children will create a scene inspired by Western landscapes. 

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

 

13:00 - 13:45
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Saturday October 21 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will create their own cowboy hats. 

Passes distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity in the ticket counter.

 

14:00 - 15:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western – English
Saturday October 21 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
14:00
Bilingual
FilmsIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
The Searchers
The Searchers
Saturday October 21 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Bilingual

USA, John Ford, 1956, 119 min., English with French subtitles

Texas, 1868. Comanches attack the Edwards ranch, killing Aaron, his wife and his youngest son. Learning of the tragedy, Aaron’s brother, Ethan, leaves to find his two missing nieces, Lucy and Debbie, who disappeared after the attack. Soon, he is joined on his quest by Martin Pawley and Brad Jorgensen, Lucy’s fiancé. This film is widely considered to be Ford’s masterpiece. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the greatest Western of all time.

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), Cañon de Chelly – Navaho, 1904, Engraving, 34.6 x 43.2 cm. Printed by John Andrew & Son, Denver Art Museum, Native Arts Acquisition Fund
14:30 - 15:30
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Reserved for VIPs – Il était une fois… Le Western
Saturday October 21 2017 - 14:30
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Our Guides lead you on a voyage of discovery into the world of the Western, a film genre

heretofore ignored in terms of the influences it has had on arts, including painting and

photography. This tour will also shed light on Indigenous lives of the past and the present and

the myth of the West – rife with cowboys and stagecoaches – while exploring a possible re-

interpretation of our history…

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
14:30 - 15:15
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Saturday October 21 2017 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will create their own cowboy hats. 

Passes distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity in the ticket counter.

 

14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Saturday October 21 2017 - 14:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection

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.

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

Included with admission

Marc Cramer
10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Sunday October 22 2017 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

In this workshop, children will create a scene inspired by Western landscapes. 

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

 

11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Drop-in workshop: The whole world is a cactus (cutting and assemblage)
Drop-in workshop: The whole world is a cactus (cutting and assemblage)
Sunday October 22 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
 

Our most flexible activity: 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.

In this workshop, families will create an imaginative paper cactus.

Places are limited. First come, first served.

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Four handed workshop: At the gates of the West (collage)
Sunday October 22 2017 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

In this workshop, children will create a scene inspired by Western landscapes. 

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

 

13:00 - 13:45
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Sunday October 22 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will create their own cowboy hats. 

Passes distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity in the ticket counter.

 

13:00
In French
Family ActivitiesIn connection with
Cinéma jeunesse – Panique au village!
Cinéma jeunesse – Panique au village!
Sunday October 22 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
In French
 

France / Belgique, Vincent Patar et Stéphane Aubier, 2009, 76 min, film d’animation en français

Dès 6 ans

Cow-boy et Indien sont des professionnels de la catastrophe. Dès qu’ils ont un projet, le chaos sort de sa boîte. Cette fois, ils veulent souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire à Cheval. Mais quel cadeau lui offrir ? Un barbecue à faire soi-même ! Belle idée, sauf que la commande dérape et que Cow-boy et Indien se font livrer un milliard de briques ! Ce n’est plus un anniversaire, c’est un tsunami ! La maison de Cheval disparaît sous les briques, écrasée. Il faut la reconstruire ! Tu parles d’un anniversaire ! Surtout que des voleurs s’emparent des murs dès qu’ils sont bâtis ! Décidemment, Cheval ne pourra jamais profiter de ce jour spécial pour rejoindre la pouliche qu’il aime…

Passes will be available in the Museum’s ticket office, starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity.

13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Featrured Collection – Early and Modern International Art
Sunday October 22 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Early to Modern International
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Stroll through several collections and discover works illustrating the full range of art history’s styles and movements.

Included with admission

Photo : Marc Cramer
14:00 - 15:00
Guided Tours
La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Sunday October 22 2017 - 14:00
Theme : La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum
Duration : 1h
 

Accompanied by our Volunteer Guides, discover a part of this public art exhibition, international in its scope, in celebration of Montreal’s 375th birthday.  

Sculptures, installations and photographs appear along the route, enveloping you in feelings of peace and tolerance.  

Rain or shine, we’ll be waiting for you. (Bring your umbrella!)*

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission (15 places maximum) 

 

 Meeting place: Lobby of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion

*The guided tour will take place if the weather permits. Should the tour be cancelled, free entrance to our collections will be granted

Charles Joseph (born in 1959), Residential School Totem Pole, 2014-2016, red cedar, acrylic paint, H. 1,524; W. 762; Diam. 152.4 cm. Collection Jim Balsillie Photo Greg McKee 2016.
14:00 - 15:30
Concerts
THOMAS DOLIÉ – OLIVIER GODIN
THOMAS DOLIÉ – OLIVIER GODIN
Sunday October 22 2017 - 14:00
Duration : 1h 30

At the end of the 18th century, the lied, or art song, was not yet completely developed. The lieder of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, while discreet in number, were nevertheless superb and foreshadowed the aesthetics and achievements of the Romantic era.

For his return performance in Montreal, French baritone Thomas Dolié joins Olivier Godin in tracing the journey of the lied from Haydn to Beethoven, including a performance of the latter’s “An die ferne eliebte” as well as Mozart’s youthful and mature lieder and a few pieces by Mozart’s son, Franz Xaver.

14:00
Bilingual
FilmsIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Sunday October 22 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Bilingual

USA, Howard Hawks, 1959, 141 min., English with French subtitles

 

A sheriff arrests the brother of the most powerful man in the area. His only allies against the army of killers amassing against him are a drunk deputy, an old man with a limp, a street urchin, a lady gambler and a Mexican innkeeper

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Thomas Moran (1837-1926), The Mirage, 1879, Oil on canvas, 63.8 x 158.4 cm. Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Photo Tom DuBrock
14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Rendez vous
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection
Sunday October 22 2017 - 14:30
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Enjoy a rendezvous with an artwork from our Contemporary Art collection

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.

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

Included with admission

Marc Cramer
14:30 - 15:15
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Themed workshop: Cowboy hats! (painting and assemblage)
Sunday October 22 2017 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Once upon a time ... The Western
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

Themed workshops are an opportunity for families to enjoy creative experiences together, inspired by the current major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will create their own cowboy hats. 

Passes distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity in the ticket counter.