The Museum is closed today. We hope to see you soon!
10:30 - 12:00
In English
Guided Tours
Guided Tours for the Blind and the Partially Sighted
Guided Tours for the Blind and the Partially Sighted
Tuesday February 5 2019 - 10:30
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.

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

12:30 - 13:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight
Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight
Tuesday February 5 2019 - 12:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Guided Tours - Masterpiece Spotlight
Duration : 1h
In English

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

13:00 - 14:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight (in french)
Reserved for VIPs – Masterpiece Spotlight (in french)
Tuesday February 5 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Guided Tours - Masterpiece Spotlight
Duration : 1h
In French

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

Emanuel de Witte, Alkmaar vers 1617 - Amsterdam 1692, Intérieur avec une femme jouant du virginal, Vers 1660-1667, Huile sur toile, 97,5 x 109,7 cm, Achat, fonds John W. Tempest, Coll. Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
13:30
Bilingual
Rendez vousIn connection with : The Museum's Collection
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Tuesday February 5 2019 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Bilingual
 

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.

Pavillions Jean-Noël Desmarais and Claire et Marc Bourgie, Level S2

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Gerhard Richter, AB Mediation, 1986, oil on canvas, 320 x 400 cm. Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund.
14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Tuesday February 5 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:30 - 14:30
In English
Guided Tours
Love at First Sight Tour
Love at First Sight Tour
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our permanent collections are filled with artworks that span the world and the ages. We invite you to explore them on a personalized tour with a Museum Guide, who will take you on an enriching discovery as they share with you works that have captured their hearts.

Photo : Marc Cramer
13:30
Bilingual
Rendez vousIn connection with : The Museum's Collection
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Bilingual
 

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.

Pavillions Jean-Noël Desmarais and Claire et Marc Bourgie, Level S2

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Gerhard Richter, AB Mediation, 1986, oil on canvas, 320 x 400 cm. Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund.
14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley
15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

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

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Calder et le Cirque Calder (1926-1931), Paris, 1930, photo n. et b. Calder Foundation, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal. Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York
17:30 - 18:45
In French
LecturesIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Qu’est-ce qui inspire le cirque contemporain québécois? Que nous inspire-t-il?
Qu’est-ce qui inspire le cirque contemporain québécois? Que nous inspire-t-il?
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 17:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h 15
In French

Louis Patrick Leroux, professeur à l’Université Concordia

One of the inspirations behind Calder’s work was the circus. So what are the inspirations, ideas and themes underlying the contemporary circus arts in Quebec? A form of entertainment, as well as the expression of a creative vision and an ever-growing pool of expertise, the circus in Quebec is a modern-day hodgepodge of many different genres. This lecture will examine the newest forms and practices of circus in Quebec and explain their origins.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: you may reserve a 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

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Calder with Cirque Calder (1926-31), Paris, 1930, black and white photograph. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York
18:00 - 19:00
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 18:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Herbert Matter, Calder in His Roxbury Studio, Connecticut, 1941. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal.
18:00 - 19:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 18:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

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

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Calder et le Cirque Calder (1926-1931), Paris, 1930, photo n. et b. Calder Foundation, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal. Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York
19:30 - 20:25
In French
FilmsIn connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Cirque hors-piste
Cirque hors-piste
Wednesday February 6 2019 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 55 minutes
In French

France, Nicos Argillet and Netty Radvanyi, 2017, 53 min., VOF

Away from the big top, eight contemporary circus performers defy the laws of physics every day, pushing the limits of balance, movement and gravity. The film tells the interconnected stories of these artists who, united by rigorous physical determination, elevate their discipline to offer outstanding performance.

Eight performers showcase their art, resolutely contemporary yet free from the bounds of time.

Bande annonce : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khq3Dinugb8

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: you may reserve a 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

©Program33, Cirque hors-piste
10:30 - 12:30
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Creative Workshop – Sculpt balance and movement
Creative Workshop – Sculpt balance and movement
Thursday February 7 2019 - 10:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

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 artistic creativity.
Ranging from guided tours to art workshops, our varied programming has something for everyone.

Capture body movements by creating a sculpture in the round with metal wire and plasticine.

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission. First arrived, first served.

Photo : Mikaël Theimer
11:30 - 12:30
In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Thursday February 7 2019 - 11:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:00 - 13:45
In English
Thursday at the museum
Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
Thursdays at the Museum – Love at First Sight Tour
Thursday February 7 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
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
Bilingual
Rendez vousIn connection with : The Museum's Collection
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Thursday February 7 2019 - 13:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Bilingual
 

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.

Pavillions Jean-Noël Desmarais and Claire et Marc Bourgie, Level S2

Steal away for a quiet moment with an artwork; carve out a little time to familiarize yourself with our lovely collection.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 13:30, 14:00, 14:30

Gerhard Richter, AB Mediation, 1986, oil on canvas, 320 x 400 cm. Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund.
14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Creative Workshop – Sculpt balance and movement
Creative Workshop – Sculpt balance and movement
Thursday February 7 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

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 artistic creativity.
Ranging from guided tours to art workshops, our varied programming has something for everyone.

Capture body movements by creating a sculpture in the round with metal wire and plasticine.

Passes are available on the day of the visit at the admission. First arrived, first served.

Photo : Mikaël Theimer
14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Thursday February 7 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Thursday at the museum
Art and Yoga Workshop – Drawing
Art and Yoga Workshop – Drawing
Thursday February 7 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

At the Museum, we firmly believe that people are never too old to learn and grow through art and culture. 

Every month, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invites people aged 65 and over to enjoy a day of art and yoga designed especially for them, in addition to free access to its encyclopaedic collections. Yoga helps us to get in touch with our inner selves and replenish our inner light. Combined with art, it serves the Museum’s mission to cultivate well-being. 

In a convivial atmosphere, participants will occupy the Museum, taking part in a gentle yoga practice, discussing a work in the collection and enjoying this uniquely creative exploration. A stimulating experience that will open your horizons, body and soul!

Participants will be experimenting a drawing technique inspired by the theme and the Museum’s collection.

Passes are distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter. All materials required for the activity will be provided but the participants who wish to use their own yoga mat are welcome to bring it. 

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Thursday February 7 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

19:30 - 21:00
Concerts
LES ONDES DE MARTENOT
LES ONDES DE MARTENOT
Thursday February 7 2019 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 30

It was at the Paris Opera in 1928 that French musician and engineer Maurice Martenot introduced a brand new type of electronic instrument. With its seven-octave range and a sound palette amplified by speakers, the ondes Martenot opened up new and exciting possibilities for composers. Estelle Lemire, who teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, presents a panorama of the repertoire written for this impressive instrument.

11:00 - 12:00
In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Alexandre Calder Radical Inventor – In English
Friday February 8 2019 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Included with admission to the exhibition

13:30 - 15:00
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Sculpting Humanity
Reserved for VIPs – Sculpting Humanity
Friday February 8 2019 - 13:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Sculpting Humanity
Duration : 1h 30
In English

This thematic tour draws you through the heart of several Museum collections to discover a multitude of forms and points of view regarding the representation of human beings in sculpture.

A tour designed especially for Montreal Museum of Fine Arts VIPs.

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

NORTHWEST COAST, BRITISH COLUMBIA, HAIDA GWAII (QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS), Haida, carved pipe, before 1860, argillite, 6.3 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm. Purchase, Deirdre M. Stevenson Fund. Coll. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo MMFA, Jean François Brière
14:00 - 15:30
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Sculpting Humanity (in french)
Reserved for VIPs – Sculpting Humanity (in french)
Friday February 8 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Sculpting Humanity
Duration : 1h 30
In French

This thematic tour draws you through the heart of several Museum collections to discover a multitude of forms and points of view regarding the representation of human beings in sculpture.

A tour designed especially for Montreal Museum of Fine Arts VIPs.

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

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Friday February 8 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
In connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Friday February 8 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

As you visit the temporary exhibition at your own pace, feel free to discuss the works with the Resource Guides in the galleries. The Guides are there to answer your questions and help enrich your experience.

From Friday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until June 16, 2019

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Friday February 8 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley
15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Friday February 8 2019 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

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

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Calder et le Cirque Calder (1926-1931), Paris, 1930, photo n. et b. Calder Foundation, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal. Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York
19:30 - 20:45
Concerts
LE VENT DU NORD
LE VENT DU NORD
Friday February 8 2019 - 19:30
Duration : 1h 15

One of Quebec’s most prominent and internationally renowned traditional folk bands gives its first  concert at Bourgie Hall. The group’s vocal harmonies, exciting rhythms, and technical virtuosity create
a lively atmosphere and a hearty evening inspired by Quebec’s musical heritage. Immerse yourself in the unforgettable stories that unfold in these songs, delivered by exceptional musicians.

09:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Mindfulness and Watercolour Painting
Mindfulness and Watercolour Painting
Saturday February 9 2019 - 09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual

Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10
9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

In this exploratory workshop, let yourself be guided by the fluidity of the medium and water to dig deep into your imagination and create unexpected compositions. Special exercises will help you work intuitively in a calm, contemplative setting.

Instructor:  Suzanne Bellefeuille, artist and art educator

Web Site

To bring for the class:
Watercolours, brushes and papers (your choice of sizes)

Cost for the serie:
General Public: $200
VIP’s and those under 30 years old: $180

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.

10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Saturday February 9 2019 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

What is a family?  A mom, a dad and a child?  Two moms and two children?  A grandmother and a grandchild? Someone important that you have chosen? Celebrate your unique family by re-creating it in clay.

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket

11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Drop-in workshop: It Takes a Village
Drop-in workshop: It Takes a Village
Saturday February 9 2019 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
 

Each one of us is an important part of the community.  Decorate a shape, inspired by Islamic tiles, with personal imagery, patterns and designs, then stamp your design onto a collective mural. 

Drop-in workshops are our most flexible activity. Arrive whenever you’d like between 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. to enjoy this creative family break for young and old alike.

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Saturday February 9 2019 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

What is a family?  A mom, a dad and a child?  Two moms and two children?  A grandmother and a grandchild? Someone important that you have chosen? Celebrate your unique family by re-creating it in clay.

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket

Photo MMFA
13:00 - 14:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Saturday February 9 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Taking inspiration from the work of Canadian artists Z’otz* collective, create a collective sculpture out of clay that tells the story of your family, through symbolic imagery.

For children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket counter

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 16:00
Concerts
FILM – TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE
FILM – TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:00
Duration : 2h

In anticipation of Jordi Savall’s visit to Bourgie Hall, Arte Musica invites you to discover, or re-visit, 
this great film by Alain Corneau released in 1991, depicting the life of 17th century French composer
Marin Marais. With English subtitles. 

•• FREE ADMISSION Maxwell Cummings Auditorium

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
In connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

As you visit the temporary exhibition at your own pace, feel free to discuss the works with the Resource Guides in the galleries. The Guides are there to answer your questions and help enrich your experience.

From Friday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until June 16, 2019

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Of Individuals and Places Photographs from the Lazare Collection – Resource Guides
Of Individuals and Places Photographs from the Lazare Collection – Resource Guides
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

As you visit the temporary exhibition at your own pace, feel free to discuss the works with the Resource Guides in the galleries. The Guides are there to answer your questions and help enrich your experience.

Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until April 28, 2019

Photo MMFA, Denis Farley
14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vousIn connection with : The Museum's Collection
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Bilingual
 

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.

Pavillions Jean-Noël Desmarais and Claire et Marc Bourgie, Level S2

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

Gerhard Richter, AB Mediation, 1986, oil on canvas, 320 x 400 cm. Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund.
14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Taking inspiration from the work of Canadian artists Z’otz* collective, create a collective sculpture out of clay that tells the story of your family, through symbolic imagery.

For children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket counter

14:30 - 15:30
In English
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in English)
Saturday February 9 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In English

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

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley
15:00 - 16:00
In French
Guided Tours
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Reserved for VIPs – Alexander Calder : Radical Inventor (in French)
Saturday February 9 2019 - 15:00
Meeting point : VIP Counter
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 1h
In French

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

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Calder et le Cirque Calder (1926-1931), Paris, 1930, photo n. et b. Calder Foundation, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal. Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York
19:30 - 21:30
Concerts
Da Costa at the Opera – McGill Chamber Orchestra
Da Costa at the Opera – McGill Chamber Orchestra
Saturday February 9 2019 - 19:30
Duration : 2h

This superb Quebec violinist joins us to share his contagious love for the Romantic opera repertoire. Fall in love, as Alexandre Da Costa did, with great works by Strauss and Wagner. Just in time for Valentine’s day.

TICKETSMcGill Chamber Orchestra

10:00 - 12:30
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Family portrait
The Museum’s Little School – Family portrait
Sunday February 10 2019 - 10:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 2h 30
Bilingual

Sunday, February 10 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For children aged 9 to 12 – All art materials are provided

In this workshop, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the stories of real or fictional families and explore ink stencil technique to create an original family portrait.

Workshop led by Diane Roe, museum mediator and artist

To register: 514-285-2000 option 3

General Public: $25per child
VIP: $22,50 per child

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 $10 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.
 

10:15 - 11:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Sunday February 10 2019 - 10:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

What is a family?  A mom, a dad and a child?  Two moms and two children?  A grandmother and a grandchild? Someone important that you have chosen? Celebrate your unique family by re-creating it in clay.

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket

11:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Drop-in workshop: It Takes a Village
Drop-in workshop: It Takes a Village
Sunday February 10 2019 - 11:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 5h
Bilingual
 

Each one of us is an important part of the community.  Decorate a shape, inspired by Islamic tiles, with personal imagery, patterns and designs, then stamp your design onto a collective mural. 

Drop-in workshops are our most flexible activity. Arrive whenever you’d like between 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. to enjoy this creative family break for young and old alike.

11:15 - 12:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Four-handed workshop – Small in Size, Big in Heart
Sunday February 10 2019 - 11:15
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 45 minutes
Bilingual
 

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

What is a family?  A mom, a dad and a child?  Two moms and two children?  A grandmother and a grandchild? Someone important that you have chosen? Celebrate your unique family by re-creating it in clay.

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket

Photo MMFA
13:00 - 14:40
In French
Family Activities
Film for youth – Le promeneur d’oiseau
Film for youth – Le promeneur d’oiseau
Sunday February 10 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 40
In French
 

Director: Philippe Muyl, France/China, 2014, drama, 100 minutes, French and Mandarin

Ages 6 and up

Honouring the promise made to his wife, Zhigen returns to his native village to release his bird, the sole companion of his later years. He makes the journey from Beijing to Yangshuo with his granddaughter, Renxing, spoiled by her life in the city, who is forced to leave with him. Despite all the factors dividing them, the two grow closer, making memories and sharing adventures. The little girl discovers new values, especially those of the heart.

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket

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13:00 - 14:00
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Sunday February 10 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Taking inspiration from the work of Canadian artists Z’otz* collective, create a collective sculpture out of clay that tells the story of your family, through symbolic imagery.

For children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket counter

13:00 - 14:00
In English
Guided Tours
Love at First Sight Tour
Love at First Sight Tour
Sunday February 10 2019 - 13:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In English
 

Our permanent collections are filled with artworks that span the world and the ages. We invite you to explore them on a personalized tour with a Museum Guide, who will take you on an enriching discovery as they share with you works that have captured their hearts.

Photo : Marc Cramer
14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
In connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Connections Our Artistic Deversity Dialogues with Our Collections – Resource Guides
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

As you visit the temporary exhibition at your own pace, feel free to discuss the works with the Resource Guides in the galleries. The Guides are there to answer your questions and help enrich your experience.

From Friday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until June 16, 2019

14:00 - 14:20
Bilingual
Special Events
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
MOMENTUM: CALDER’S MOBILES IN MOTION
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:00
Theme : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Duration : 20 minutes
Bilingual
 

A fascinating foray into the artist’s world
In-gallery event

Included with admission to the exhibition

14:00 - 15:30
Concerts
YEFIM BRONFMAN
YEFIM BRONFMAN
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:00
Duration : 1h 30

For his first recital at Bourgie Hall, Yefim Bronfman offers a programme combining Romantic lyricism with Debussy’s own personal musical language. A rare opportunity to hear one of the most admired pianists of his generation in an intimate setting.

14:00 - 16:00
Bilingual
Of Individuals and Places Photographs from the Lazare Collection – Resource Guides
Of Individuals and Places Photographs from the Lazare Collection – Resource Guides
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
 

As you visit the temporary exhibition at your own pace, feel free to discuss the works with the Resource Guides in the galleries. The Guides are there to answer your questions and help enrich your experience.

Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until April 28, 2019

Photo MMFA, Denis Farley
14:30 - 15:30
Bilingual
Family ActivitiesIn connection with : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Themed workshop – This Is Us
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : Connections - Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Duration : 1h
Bilingual
 

Taking inspiration from the work of Canadian artists Z’otz* collective, create a collective sculpture out of clay that tells the story of your family, through symbolic imagery.

For children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult

Passes distributed on the day of the activity at the Museum ticket counter

14:30
Bilingual
Rendez vousIn connection with : The Museum's Collection
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Rendez-Vous with an artwork – Contemporary Art
Sunday February 10 2019 - 14:30
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Theme : The Museum's Collection
Bilingual
 

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.

Pavillions Jean-Noël Desmarais and Claire et Marc Bourgie, Level S2

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

Gerhard Richter, AB Mediation, 1986, oil on canvas, 320 x 400 cm. Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund.