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3 minutes with an artwork

Through these videos, our Volunteer Guides share with you the stories behind the works in our collection.

Jan Steen, The Return of the Prodigal Son

Jan Steen (1626-1679), The Return of the Prodigal Son, about 1668-1670, oil on canvas. MMFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michal Hornstein in honour of Paul Lavallée.

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Jan Steen (1626-1679), The Return of the Prodigal Son, about 1668-1670, oil on canvas. MMFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michal Hornstein in honour of Paul Lavallée.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), Apelles Painting the Portrait of Campaspe, about 1726, oil on canvas. MMFA. Adaline Van Horne Bequest.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Apelles Painting the Portait of Campaspe

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), Apelles Painting the Portait of Campaspe, about 1726, oil on canvas. MMFA, Adaline Van Horne Bequest.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
Paul Kane, Caw-Wacham, about 1848. MMFA, purchase, William Gilman Cheney Bequest
Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Storm Brewing over Hochelaga, about 1940. MMFA, gift of Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin (gift of Abra and William Mastenbroek)
Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Storm Brewing over Hochelaga

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Storm Brewing over Hochelaga, about 1940. MMFA, gift of Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin (gift of Abra and William Mastenbroek)

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, «Commencement d’orage sur Hochelaga» / “Storm Brewing over Hochelaga”
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