Wednesday, December 13 2017
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
NATIONAL HISTORIES: QUESTIONS OF SCALE

Valérie Fiset (Master’s student, Université Laval)
La mise en récit historique de l’art au Québec dans une perspective canadienne, de 1925 à 2014

Marie Ferron-Desautels (Master’s student, UQAM)
Trouble dans le voir. Un deuxième regard comme acte de résistance

Présidence/Chair : 
Dominic Hardy (professor, UQAM)

 

Tuesday, January 23 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Il était une fois… les Indiens !

Construction of the image of Indigenous people in French and British America 

Denys Delâge, Professor of History and Sociology, Université Laval, and Jean-Philippe Warren, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, authors of Le piège de la liberté. Les peuples autochtones dans l’engrenage des régimes coloniaux

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Wednesday, January 24 2018
17:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Mnémosyne
Conversation – Karine Payette and Pierre Dorion

Karine Payette and Pierre Dorion, Artists

Special gatherings to discuss the works on display and the artists’ approach to them, led by Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Curator of Contemporary Quebec and Canadian Art, MMFA, and Curator of the exhibition. These talks will be held in the Gallery to encourage exchanges with the public.

Places limited, reservation

Wednesday, February 7 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Entre grandeur and simplicité, les habits du Premier Empire

Véronique Borboën, Costume Historian, Professor, École supérieure de théâtre, Université du Québec à Montréal

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Tuesday, February 13 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Lectures
Œuvres méconnues et personnages hors du commun

Esther Trépanier, Professor of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal

Selected from the Museum’s reserves, three portraits will provide us with an opportunity to discover three women artists whose works are not displayed in the galleries. Even better, their paintings will introduce us to some unusual characters, namely Princess Patricia of Connaught painted by Berthe Des Clayes (about 1914), the scientist Louis Bourgoin by Agnès Lefort (1938) and the poet Ida Massey by Rita Briansky (1948).

From the series ”Quand l’œuvre sort de sa réserve”

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Wednesday, February 14 2018
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
Controlling Bodies: Moral Representations in Early Modern Spain

Meetings and debates bringing together researchers from four Montreal universities and Université Laval, the series Hypothèses is a platform for discussion and reflection, designed to promote interaction between the academic milieu, the museum world and all audiences.

Daniel Santiago Sáenz (Master’s Candidate, Concordia)
“Where are the men in Spain?” Counter-Reformation Writings on Art and Masculinity in the Spanish Golden Age

Klea Hawkins (Master’s Candidate, McGill)
The Confrontation with Horror and the Practice of Restraint: Jusepe de Ribera’s Ixion and Tityus in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Court

Présidence / Chair: Braden Scott (Doctoral Candidate, McGill)

 

 

Tuesday, February 20 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
James Wilson Morrice et le paysage hivernal

Esther Trépanier, Professor of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal

Though this “globe-trotting artist” is well represented in the galleries of Quebec and Canadian Art in the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, the Museum also has a number of winter landscapes not usually on display and done during his visits to Canada. They will serve as a starting point for some observations about what distinguishes Morrice’s take on the winter landscape and some questions about what distinguishes him from his colleagues who are more generally associated with Canadian regionalism and nationalism.

From the series ”Quand l’œuvre sort de sa réserve”

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, February 21 2018
17:00 - 18:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Mnémosyne
Conversation – Catherine Bolduc and Dan Brault

Catherine Bolduc and Dan Brault, Artists

Special gatherings to discuss the works on display and the artists’ approach to them, led by Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Curator of Contemporary Quebec and Canadian Art, MMFA, and Curator of the exhibition. These talks will be held in the Gallery to encourage exchanges with the public.

Places limited, reservation

Tuesday, February 27 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Henri Eveleigh et les artistes montréalais modernes devant la guerre

Esther Trépanier, Professor of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal

In 2015, the MMFA  acquired Commentaire sur la guerre (1942), an astonishing work by Henry Eveleigh, one of the founding members of the Contemporary Art Society. With a vocabulary borrowed from Surrealism, this painting depicts the world conflict then taking place, and will enable us to introduce other modern Montreal artists who dealt in a variety of ways with the issues of World War II. Participants will also stop to take a look at the work of Harry Mayerovitch, who caricatured Hitler as Napoleon.

From the series ”Quand l’œuvre sort de sa réserve”

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, February 28 2018
17:00
Meeting point : Contemporary Art Square
Bilingual
Lectures, In connection with : Nadia Myre
Conversation – Nadia Myre

Nadia Myre, Artist, and Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Curator of Contemporary Quebec and Canadian Art, MMFA, and Curator of the Exhibition

Places limited, reservation

18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

Sylvain Cordier, Curator of Early Decorative Arts, MMFA, and Exhibition Curator 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Saturday, March 3 2018
13:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Lectures
Aller jusqu’au bout des mots

In conversation with François-Marc Gagnon, Professor Emeritus, Gilles Lapointe, Professor of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal, and Rose Marie Arbour, Art Historian and Author 

**Presented in collaboration with the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire en littérature and culture québécoises (CRILCQ)

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

 

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, March 7 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

Chantelle Lepine-Cercone, Art Historian and Exhibition Research Assistant 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, March 11 2018
15:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
In French
Lectures
In conversation – Yves Beauchemin

Weekly rendezvous with figures  who have left their mark on Quebec literature and culture 

** Presented in co-operation with the Académie des lettres du Québec

 

Wednesday, March 14 2018
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
In French
Lectures
Sculpter la controverse

Meetings and debates bringing together researchers from four Montreal universities and Université Laval, the series Hypothèses is a platform for discussion and reflection, designed to promote interaction between the academic milieu, the museum world and all audiences.

Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt (Doctoral Candidate, UdeM)
Chronique d’une mort médiatisée. Destruction et réapparitions de “Dialogue avec l’histoire”

 

Marie-Pier Blain (Master’s Candidate, UdeM)
“L’Affaire Birks,” controverse and délibérations autour d’une acquisition

Présidence / Chair: Maude Trottier (Doctoral Candidate, UdeM)

Thursday, March 22 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 7h
Bilingual
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Napoléon d’Europe, Napoléon d’Amérique

A new take on the subject of Napoleon, where art history, cultural history and the history of portrayals and political communication come together

**Presented in collaboration with the Groupe de recherche en histoire des sociabilités (GRHS), Université du Québec à Montréal.

Please consult the Cultural Calendar for the program and summaries of the lectures. 

 

Friday, March 23 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 7h
Bilingual
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Napoléon d’Europe, Napoléon d’Amérique

A new take on the subject of Napoleon, where art history, cultural history and the history of portrayals and political communication come together

**Presented in collaboration with the Groupe de recherche en histoire des sociabilités (GRHS), Université du Québec à Montréal.

Please consult the Cultural Calendar for the program and summaries of the lectures. 

 

Wednesday, March 28 2018
17:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Mnémosyne
Conversation – Jennifer Alleyn and Nicolas Mavrikakis

Jennifer Alleyn, Filmmaker, and Nicolas Mavrikakis, Art Critic,  discussing the works of Edmund Alleyn and Mathieu Lefèvre

Special gatherings to discuss the works on display and the artists’ approach to them, led by Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Curator of Contemporary Quebec and Canadian Art, MMFA, and Curator of the exhibition. These talks will be held in the Gallery to encourage exchanges with the public.

Places limited, reservation

Wednesday, April 4 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Les aventures extraordinaires de Pierre Théberge

Les aventures extraordinaires de Pierre Théberge, celui qui a osé exposer Tintin, Bouguereau et des voitures dans un musée

Nicolas Mavrikakis, Professor, Art Critic and Writer 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, April 11 2018
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
Enjeux des espaces muséaux: émancipation et intervention

Meetings and debates bringing together researchers from four Montreal universities and Université Laval, the series Hypothèses is a platform for discussion and reflection, designed to promote interaction between the academic milieu, the museum world and all audiences.

Marilie Labonté (Doctoral Candidate, UQAM)
Le musée revisité and réinterprété: l’artiste contemporain dans les collections

Maria Silina (Postdoc, UQAM)
Socialisme et femmes: programme émancipateur dans les musées soviétiques pendant les années 1920 et 1930

Présidence / Chair: Johanne Sloan (Professor, Concordia)

 

18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Les arts et le territoire

François Le Moine, Lawyer and Lecturer, Art and Cultural Heritage Law, Université de Montréal 

Christina Candriopoulos, Professor, Architecture History and Theory, Université du Québec à Montréal

** Presented as part of the series on Art Law 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, April 18 2018
17:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Mnémosyne
Conversation – Marion Wagschal and Kim Waldon

Marion Wagschal and Kim Waldon, Artists

Special gatherings to discuss the works on display and the artists’ approach to them, led by Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Curator of Contemporary Quebec and Canadian Art, MMFA, and Curator of the exhibition. These talks will be held in the Gallery to encourage exchanges with the public.

Places limited, reservation