Tuesday, February 27 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Henry 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, Rendez vous
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

 

Not to be missed: Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.

FILM: WAKIPONI MOBILE

In connection with the exhibition Nadia Myre – Scattered Remains

Selection of short films connected with the themes and issues featured in the art of Nadia Myre (see detailed programme)

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 sur la littérature et la 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 

In establishing a strict etiquette for his court, Napoleon sought to underscore the legitimacy and authority of his rule as Emperor of the French.  The behaviour expected of those who worked in and visited the imperial palace was outlined in precise detail in the Étiquette du palais impérial and can be witnessed – with some artistic license – in some of the most iconic paintings of the time, such as Goubaud’s Napoleon Receiving the Delegation from the Roman Senate and Casanova’s Banquet for the Marriage of Napoleon and Marie-Louise.

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 - 15:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
Lectures, Rendez vous
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

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

10 a.m. Welcoming remarks and introduction

10:30 a.m.

Toujours lui! Lui partout! : correspondances entre littérature et iconographie napoléoniennes

Sylvain Pagé, Professeur, Langues modernes, Collègue Marianopolis, et auteur de Le mythe napoléonien. De Las Cases à Victor Hugo

 

11:15

History, Aesthetics, and the Legacy of the Revolution: Napoleon and David

Daniella Burman, Theodore Rousseau Fellow, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

12h Discussion

12:30 p.m. Lunch

 

2 p.m.

Entre démocratie et despotisme. Les paradoxes du portrait officiel sous le Consulat

Cyril Lécosse, Professeur, Histoire de l’art, Université de Lausanne

 

2:45 p.m.

De ce côté-ci de l’Atlantique: œuvres et objets d’art de la cour impériale dans les collections publiques nord-américaines

Sylvain Cordier, Conservateur des arts décoratifs anciens, MBAM, et commissaire de l’exposition

 

3:30 p.m. Discussion

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23

10 a.m.

Le Panorama de Paris de Pierre Prévost : défis techniques et ambitions urbaines pour la nouvelle Rome de l’Empereur

Pascal Bastien, Professeur, Département d’histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

10:45 a.m.

Une ménagerie pour Mousseaux

Emmanuel Château-Dutier, Professeur, Histoire de l’art, Université de Montréal

 

11:15 a.m.

The American Bonaparte: Collecting Old Masters and the Legacy of Point Breeze

Yuriko Jackall, Assistant curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

 

12h Discussion

12:30 Lunch

 

2 p.m.

Why Napoleon? The McGill Library Collection

Richard Virr, Senior Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library and Archives

 

2:45 p.m.

From Bonaparte to “Little Boney”: Napoleon seen through caricature

Ersy Contogouris, Professeure, Histoire de l’art, Université de Montréal

 

3:30 p.m.

Il était une fois en Amérique: autour de l’Aigle enchaîné, l’imaginaire du Champ d’Asile

Peggy Davis, Professeure, Histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

4:15 p.m. Discussion

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

 

 

Friday, March 23 2018
10:00 - 15:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
Lectures, Rendez vous
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

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

10 a.m. Welcoming remarks and introduction

10:30 a.m.

Toujours lui! Lui partout! : correspondances entre littérature et iconographie napoléoniennes

Sylvain Pagé, Professeur, Langues modernes, Collègue Marianopolis, et auteur de Le mythe napoléonien. De Las Cases à Victor Hugo

 

11:15

History, Aesthetics, and the Legacy of the Revolution: Napoleon and David

Daniella Burman, Theodore Rousseau Fellow, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

12h Discussion

12:30 p.m. Lunch

 

2 p.m.

Entre démocratie et despotisme. Les paradoxes du portrait officiel sous le Consulat

Cyril Lécosse, Professeur, Histoire de l’art, Université de Lausanne

 

2:45 p.m.

De ce côté-ci de l’Atlantique: œuvres et objets d’art de la cour impériale dans les collections publiques nord-américaines

Sylvain Cordier, Conservateur des arts décoratifs anciens, MBAM, et commissaire de l’exposition

 

3:30 p.m. Discussion

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23

10 a.m.

Le Panorama de Paris de Pierre Prévost : défis techniques et ambitions urbaines pour la nouvelle Rome de l’Empereur

Pascal Bastien, Professeur, Département d’histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

10:45 a.m.

Une ménagerie pour Mousseaux

Emmanuel Château-Dutier, Professeur, Histoire de l’art, Université de Montréal

 

11:15 a.m.

The American Bonaparte: Collecting Old Masters and the Legacy of Point Breeze

Yuriko Jackall, Assistant curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

 

12h Discussion

12:30 Lunch

 

2 p.m.

Why Napoleon? The McGill Library Collection

Richard Virr, Senior Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library and Archives

 

2:45 p.m.

From Bonaparte to “Little Boney”: Napoleon seen through caricature

Ersy Contogouris, Professeure, Histoire de l’art, Université de Montréal

 

3:30 p.m.

Il était une fois en Amérique: autour de l’Aigle enchaîné, l’imaginaire du Champ d’Asile

Peggy Davis, Professeure, Histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

4:15 p.m. Discussion

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

 

 

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: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace
Les arts et le territoire

Art, pillages et droit

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

 

Critique architecturale et liberté de presse sous l’Empire

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

Sunday, December 30 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Duration : 2h
Lectures
Supp Chagall, Aragon et Jean Ferrat. Trio de pinceaux, rimes et chansons

ADDITIONAL LECTURE ON JUNE 10

By DUJKA SMOJE

The poet Aragon and the velvet-voiced singer Jean Ferrat lent words and sounds to Chagall’s drawings.

AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS 

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