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18:00 - 19:30
In English
Lectures
Jaume Plensa – Source
Jaume Plensa – Source
Tuesday April 25 2017 - 18:00
Meeting point : Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Duration : 1h 30
In English

Jaume Plensa – an internationally known artist 

The Bonaventure Project’s new gateway to the city is one of the most important legacies of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. Transforming a section of the Bonaventure Expressway into an urban boulevard worthy of a great metropolis, it will stand out for its impressive layout and for the presence of public art. Thanks to a loan by generous patrons France Chrétien-Desmarais and André Desmarais, a majestic sculpture by internationally known artist Jaume Plensa will be integrated into the landscaping of the future Robert-Bourassa Boulevard. With the installation of Source just a few months away, Plensa will discuss his work and career. 

The lecture is presented by the the City of Montreal’s Public Art Bureau and the Montreal Museum of Fine arts. 

Solo exhibitions of Jaume Plensa’s work (born in 1955 in Barcelona) have been held at Le Jeu de Paume in France, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England, and the Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore in Italy as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale as well as many other prestigious institutions worldwide. Plensa’s monumental sculptures are found in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. He has received numerous national and international awards, including the Velázquez Prize in 2013. His projects that have transformed urban space include the Crown Fountain, unveiled in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2004, and, more recently, Echo, at the Seattle Olympic Park; Wonderland, in Calgary; and Roots, in Tokyo.

 

Reserved seating is now 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 $5.00

VIP $4.00

Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

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13:00 - 14:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Wednesday April 26 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Salon VIP
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In English
 

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

 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Self-portrait with Seven Fingers, 1912-1913, oil on canvas, 132 x 93 cm. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo Banque d'images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featured collection in April
Featured collection in April
Wednesday April 26 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Decorative Arts and Design
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Explore an astounding collection of early and modern objects that will make you laugh and dream. Extending over three floors, this eclectic mix of materials, forms and functions will delight the eye. 

Included with admission

 

17:30 - 19:30
Lectures
Le chant des oiseaux, source d’inspiration pour plusieurs compositeurs et spécialement pour Olivier Messiaen
Le chant des oiseaux, source d’inspiration pour plusieurs compositeurs et spécialement pour Olivier Messiaen
Wednesday April 26 2017 - 17:30
Duration : 2h

By JEAN BOIVIN

MAXWELL CUMMINGS AUDITORIUM — IN FRENCH

VIP: Reserve your free ticket by signing into the VIP Area

As part of the MESSIAEN DAYS, see also:

The concert Quartet for the end of time
The concert Visions of the Amen
The film La liturgie de cristal 

18:00 - 19:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Wednesday April 26 2017 - 18:00
Meeting point : Salon VIP
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In English
 

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

 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Self-portrait with Seven Fingers, 1912-1913, oil on canvas, 132 x 93 cm. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo Banque d'images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY
19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
Pianos en liberté
Pianos en liberté
Wednesday April 26 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

Pianists Jean-François Zygel, Bruno Fontaine and Serhiy Salov
I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra 

Piano improvisation battle featuring renowned French pianists Jean-François Zygel and Bruno Fontaine, as well as the Richard Lupien Improvisation Prize winner Serhiy Salov. Pianists will honor Quebec composer and musician François Dompierre by performing for the first time on the world stage “Fantaisie pour piano-fantôme et orchestre”, where the piano part will be entirely improvised. Pianos en liberté, a world premiere event !

Source: www.concoursmontreal.ca

11:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Chagall
Chagall
Thursday April 27 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
In English
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

Included with admission to the exhibition 

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Backdrop design for The Firebird: “The Enchanted Palace” (Act II), 1945, gouache, graphite and gold paper collage on paper, 37.5 x 62 cm. Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris
13:00 - 14:00
In Russian
Guided Tours
Guided tour in Russian
Guided tour in Russian
Thursday April 27 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In Russian
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Maquette de toile de fond pour Aleko : champ de blé par un après-midi d’été, 1942, gouache, aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 38,5 x 57,2 cm New York, Museum of Modern Art, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Photo © The Museum of Modern Art / Licenced by SCALA / Art Resource, NY, © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ®
13:00 - 13:45
In English
Guided Tours
Thursdays at the Museum
Thursdays at the Museum
Thursday April 27 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Duration : 45 minutes
In English
 

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 and discovies exhibitions for free on Thursdays year round, but also enjoy guided tours and creative workshops designed especially for them.

Photo MMFA
13:30
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Chagall
Chagall
Thursday April 27 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
In English
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

Included with admission to the exhibition 

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Backdrop design for The Firebird: “The Enchanted Palace” (Act II), 1945, gouache, graphite and gold paper collage on paper, 37.5 x 62 cm. Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris
14:00 - 17:00
Bilingual
Lectures
Colloquium: Artistic Migration and Identity, Paris 1870-1940
Colloquium: Artistic Migration and Identity, Paris 1870-1940
Thursday April 27 2017 - 14:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
 

Presented in collaboration with the Schulich School of Music of McGill University

 

Inaugural Lecture

Une capitale culturelle : Quoi ? Pourquoi ? Jusqu’où ?

Pascal Ory, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

 

At the height of its international appeal, Paris was in thrall to the Third Republic. This interest was due to certain fundamental aspects of the French cultural model, as well as to various geopolitical conditions, thus enabling us to identify a “pre-” and “post-” 1918, whose relevance had long gone unnoticed. We will analyze the variables contributing to this magnetic force in the areas of endeavour and cultures of origin, the effects produced, from the simple fact of legitimization, to multiple forms of acculturation and cross-pollination, to complete integration, sometimes at the cost of an assimilating one-upmanship. We will also examine the limits of the phenomenon, keeping in mind how much of a contribution the mythology makes to keeping it alive today. 

 

Followed by 

Breakout Sessions: Réseaux / Networks

 

Across the Channel and Off the Wall: Translocal Networking in Commercial Galleries

Melissa Berry (Canada)

 

« Rythmes pittoresques » : Architectural Poetics and the Chat Noir Network

Heidi Brevik-Zender (USA)

 

Le Paris des imprésarios (1900-1914)

Laetitia Corbière (Switzerland)

 

Chez Munkácsy : un Hongrois au carrefour de la sociabilité artistique parisienne (1870-1900)

Réka Krasznai (Hungary)

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Workshop – Thursdays at the Museum
Workshop – Thursdays at the Museum
Thursday April 27 2017 - 14:00
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

Explore identity and belonging through paper weaving

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.

 

  

 

 

19:30 - 21:30
Concerts
Quartet for the End of Time – Musicians of the OSM
Quartet for the End of Time – Musicians of the OSM
Thursday April 27 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 2h

On this day marking the 25th anniversary of Messiaen’s death, some of the OSM’s first chairs are joined by renowned Messiaen specialist Louise Bessette to pay tribute to one of the greatest French composers of the twentieth century. Among other works, they will perform the masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, written by Messiaen in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1940 and 1941.

As part of the MESSIAEN DAYS, see also:

The lecture Le chant des oiseaux, source d’inspiration pour plusieurs compositeurs et spécialement pour Olivier Messiaen
The concert Visions of the Amen
The film La liturgie de cristal

11:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Chagall
Chagall
Friday April 28 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
In English
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

Included with admission to the exhibition 

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Backdrop design for The Firebird: “The Enchanted Palace” (Act II), 1945, gouache, graphite and gold paper collage on paper, 37.5 x 62 cm. Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris
13:00 - 14:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Friday April 28 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Salon VIP
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In English
 

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

 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Self-portrait with Seven Fingers, 1912-1913, oil on canvas, 132 x 93 cm. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo Banque d'images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featured collection in April
Featured collection in April
Friday April 28 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Decorative Arts and Design
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Explore an astounding collection of early and modern objects that will make you laugh and dream. Extending over three floors, this eclectic mix of materials, forms and functions will delight the eye. 

Included with admission

 

19:30 - 21:30
Concerts
Visions of the Amen
Visions of the Amen
Friday April 28 2017 - 19:30
Duration : 2h

In Visions de l’Amen, Olivier Messiaen aimed to “express the variety and richness of the Amen in seven musical visions.” The result of this process is a fascinating work that is highly pianistic while retaining orchestral dimensions. To complete this mystical programme: transcriptions of organ works by Bach, and a hypnotic piece by the American composer John Adams.

As part of the MESSIAEN DAYS, see also:

The lecture Le chant des oiseaux, source d’inspiration pour plusieurs compositeurs et spécialement pour Olivier Messiaen
The concert Quartet for the end of time
The film La liturgie de cristal

 

10:15 - 11:15
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Four-handed Workshop: “A Gap in the Clouds” (mobile)
Four-handed Workshop: “A Gap in the Clouds” (mobile)
Saturday April 29 2017 - 10:15
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

A made-to-measure workshop for little ones (ages 2 to 5) and their parents.

In this workshop, little ones will make a mobile inspired by Chagall’s floating figures.

Passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, in the Family Lounge.

Photo MMFA
11:00
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Chagall
Chagall
Saturday April 29 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
In English
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

Included with admission to the exhibition 

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Backdrop design for The Firebird: “The Enchanted Palace” (Act II), 1945, gouache, graphite and gold paper collage on paper, 37.5 x 62 cm. Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris
11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Drop-in Workshop: “Dance Machine” (découpage)
Drop-in Workshop: “Dance Machine” (découpage)
Saturday April 29 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
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 break for young and old alike.

In this workshop, families are invited to create characters who dance to the rhythm of the music Chagall so dearly loved.

Places are limited. First come, first served.

Photo MMFA
13:00 - 14:00
In Russian
Guided Tours
Guided tour in Russian
Guided tour in Russian
Saturday April 29 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In Russian
 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Maquette de toile de fond pour Aleko : champ de blé par un après-midi d’été, 1942, gouache, aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 38,5 x 57,2 cm New York, Museum of Modern Art, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Photo © The Museum of Modern Art / Licenced by SCALA / Art Resource, NY, © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ®
13:00 - 14:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Thematic Workshop: “Fly Me to the Moon” (monotypes)
Thematic Workshop: “Fly Me to the Moon” (monotypes)
Saturday April 29 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h 30
Bilingual
 

An opportunity for families to create together while exploring a particular theme from the major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will explore Chagall’s Surrealist universe by creating monotypes.

Passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, in the Family Lounge.

Photo MMFA
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided ToursIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Reserved for VIPs – Chagall – English
Saturday April 29 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Salon VIP
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
In English
 

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

 

This exhibition includes paintings, costumes from operas and ballets, theatre sets, as well

as poetry and music. Through his playful use of colour, Chagall created a realm of

dreams that everyone can interpret in their own way. Welcome to Chagall’s world!

 

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Self-portrait with Seven Fingers, 1912-1913, oil on canvas, 132 x 93 cm. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo Banque d'images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY
14:00 - 15:00
Films
La liturgie de cristal. Olivier Messiaen
La liturgie de cristal. Olivier Messiaen
Saturday April 29 2017 - 14:00
Duration : 1h
 

France, Olivier Mille, 2002, 57 min., in French (English subtitles)

Maxwell Cummings Auditorium – Free Admission

As part of the MESSIAEN DAYS, see also:

The lecture Le chant des oiseaux, source d’inspiration pour plusieurs compositeurs et spécialement pour Olivier Messiaen
The concert Quartet for the end of time
The concert Visions of the Amen

 

10:15 - 11:15
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Four-handed Workshop: “A Gap in the Clouds” (mobile)
Four-handed Workshop: “A Gap in the Clouds” (mobile)
Sunday April 30 2017 - 10:15
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

A made-to-measure workshop for little ones (ages 2 to 5) and their parents.

In this workshop, little ones will make a mobile inspired by Chagall’s floating figures.

Passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, in the Family Lounge.

Photo MMFA
11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Drop-in Workshop: “Dance Machine” (découpage)
Drop-in Workshop: “Dance Machine” (découpage)
Sunday April 30 2017 - 11:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
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 break for young and old alike.

In this workshop, families are invited to create characters who dance to the rhythm of the music Chagall so dearly loved.

Places are limited. First come, first served.

Photo MMFA
12:00 - 14:00
Special Events
Concert by Ichka Klezmer
Concert by Ichka Klezmer
Sunday April 30 2017 - 12:00
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 2h
 

Enjoy a concert by the group Ichka Klezmer in the Chagall Theatre, at the entrance to the exhibition.

 

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Green Violinist, 1923-1924, oil on canvas, 198 x 108.6 cm. New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® Photo The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation / Art Resource, NY
13:00 - 14:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Chagall : Colour and Music
Thematic Workshop: “Fly Me to the Moon” (monotypes)
Thematic Workshop: “Fly Me to the Moon” (monotypes)
Sunday April 30 2017 - 13:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Theme : Chagall : Colour and Music
Duration : 1h 30
Bilingual
 

An opportunity for families to create together while exploring a particular theme from the major exhibition or the Museum’s collections.

In this workshop, families will explore Chagall’s Surrealist universe by creating monotypes.

Passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, in the Family Lounge.

Photo MMFA
13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Featured collection in April
Featured collection in April
Sunday April 30 2017 - 13:30
Meeting point : Accueil du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Theme : Decorative Arts and Design
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Explore an astounding collection of early and modern objects that will make you laugh and dream. Extending over three floors, this eclectic mix of materials, forms and functions will delight the eye. 

Included with admission