Wednesday, November 20 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379-A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Arts of One World
OBSESSION – SIR WILLIAM VAN HORNE’S JAPANESE CERAMICS

Obsession: Sir William Van Horne and His Art Collection

Discussion with Akiko Takesue, Independent Cocurator of the Exhibition, and Laura Vigo, Curator of the Montreal presentation and Curator of Asian Art, MMFA and Janet M.Brooke, Independent scholar and specialist in collecting history.

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

Saturday, November 23 2019
13:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Lectures
Le Sisterhood au MBAM – A conversation through art

Attend an honest and open conversation between artists, moderated by The Woman Power, about the place of culture and the arts, as well as their representation, in the public space. Based on a work of art from the museum’s collections and/or exhibitions, The Woman Power, along with a guest, will lead a discussion on diversity and the positive representation of women in the arts.

This discussion will be filmed and photographed by Never Was Average.

Free entrance with a pass (50 places)

Wednesday, November 27 2019
17:30 - 18:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Lectures
Through the Eyes of the Curator

THE ARTS OF ONE WORLD

A guided tour with Laura Vigo, Erell Hubert and Iris Amizlev, curators of the new presentation of the Arts of One World

Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level 4
Places are limited

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

18:00 - 21:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
In French
Lectures
WIKI NIGHTS – Feminism

This fall, the MMFA is inviting the public to contribute to the dissemination of its collections and digital content on the pages of the participatory encyclopedia Wikipedia. In the last session of this three-part series, participants will explore a new theme featured on the EducArt platform.

•    Theme for November 27, 2019 – Feminism 

Participants can bring their own laptop or tablet, or use the devices loaned by the Digital Lab.

Free admission. Places are limited (max. 12 participants)

19:00 - 20:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
Lectures
Through the Eyes of the Curator

THE ARTS OF ONE WORLD

A guided tour with Laura Vigo, Erell Hubert and Iris Amizlev, curators of the new presentation of the Arts of One World

Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level 4
Places are limited

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

Wednesday, December 4 2019
00:00 - 02:00
Meeting point : Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace – 2075 Bishop Street
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Lectures, In connection with : Arts of One World
Defending One’s Rights Despite the Obstacles: The Journeys of Young Activists

Millions of youth the world over face discrimination because of their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnicity, their physical limitations or their living environment.

How can youth make their voices heard when the intersectionality of oppressions create barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society?

Ode Lunardi, Fabiola Mizero et Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo will discuss the challenges, hopes and obstacles that have marked their journeys as young activists in Québec and abroad.

Free entrance with a pass (100 places)

17:30 - 18:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Lectures
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you – in French

Through the Eyes of the Curator

Guided tour with Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Curator of International Modern and Contemporary Art, MMFA, with collector Bruce Bailey

Contemporary Art Square
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S2
Places are limited

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

19:00 - 20:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
Lectures
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you

Through the Eyes of the Collector

Guided tour with Bruce Bailey and  Mary-Dailey Desmarais.

Contemporary Art Square
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S2
Places are limited

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

Wednesday, December 11 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379-A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Arts of One World
STILL QUESTIONING THE “IDEAL”: DISPLAYS OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES IN WESTERN SURVEY MUSEUMS

THE ARTS OF ONE WORLD

Lecture by Danielle Aimée Miles, graduate of Concordia University.

This presentation will explore the problematic relationship Survey Museums have to discourses of Western supremacy through the presentation of Mediterranean Archaeological collections as idealizations of a Western past. This lecture will examine art historical and archaeological discourses surrounding Mediterranean archaeology, the impact of its presentation as art or artifact, as well as the possibility of a critical curatorial methodology for the display of Mediterranean archaeology leaning heavily on Critical Museological theory as well as Institutional Critique artistic practice. 

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

Wednesday, December 18 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
D’Ulysse à Énée : mythes fondateurs dans la culture gréco-romaine

THE ARTS OF ONE WORLD

Lecture by Magalie Laguë Maltais, doctoral student at UQAM specializing in Hellenic history.

From Odysseus to Aeneas: founding myths in Greco-Roman culture

An ancient vase conserved at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1933.Cb.1) depicts a well-known scene from Greco-Roman history: the flight of a small group of Trojans, led by Prince Aeneas, as Troy is conquered by the Greeks. For the Romans, this myth, which Virgil recounts in his Aeneid, was the beginning of their own history. After numerous twists and turns, the wanderers find refuge in Italy, and Aeneas’s descendants were said to have founded the Eternal City many generations later. The legend is based on a pre-existing tradition: that of the Greeks, for whom tales of the Trojan war (the Iliad) and Odysseus’s journey home (the Odyssey) were the foundations of their society. The figures of Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon and Odysseus were known by all and served as a model, an example or inspiration for Greek youth. No wonder Alexander the Great kept a copy of the Iliad under his pillow!

The ancients remembered these distant times in which heroes interacted with the gods. They found them to be an inexhaustible source of adventures that prompted them to reflect on themselves and on the world. This presentation explores these fascinating and often tragic epics in order to understand their importance and influence, as well as how they were perceived in ancient Greco-Roman culture.

 

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

Tuesday, March 24 2020
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
REFLETS SYMBOLISTES: LES MÉLODIES DE FAURÉ ET L’IMAGINAIRE DES PEINTRES – SYLVAIN CARON

Sylvain Caron, lecturer                 
Music students from the Université de Montréal

Situated at the crossroads of poetry, music, and painting, the Symbolist movement permeated the arts and sparked imagination in the Paris of 1900. In addition to the artistic works that were produced, the numerous essays, manifestos, journals, parlours, critiques, exhibitions, and concerts confirm its influence even through the Post-Impressionist movement. In this conference, in connection with the MMFA’s Paris 1900 and Post-Impressionism exhibit, Fauré’s mélodies will be performed by the finest students of the Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty, highlighting the different ways in which the Symbolist movement influenced the imagination of artists, linking painting and music.

Presented in collaboration with the OICRM and the Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty

IN FRENCH
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall.

 

Saturday, April 18 2020
14:30 - 16:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
OPÉRETTE ET CAFÉ-CONCERT À L’ÉPOQUE DU MOULIN ROUGE – ALEXANDRE DRATWICKI

Alexandre Dratwicki, lecturer

To sum up the French Romantic era of music with Berlioz, Debussy, and Meyerbeer’s Grand Opéra is to forget the iconic Jacques Offenbach and the mountain of lively works that came after, from the café-concert in Montmartre to the small theatres on the boulevard du Crime.

Presented as part of the Palazzetto Bru Zane Festival Montreal

IN FRENCH
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall