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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.

Ozias Leduc (1864-1955), Mauve Twilight, 1921, oil on paper mounted on canvas. MMFA, purchase, gift of Mrs. Samuel Bronfman in honour of the 70th birthday of her husband.

Ozias Leduc (1864-1955), Mauve Twilight, 1921, oil on paper mounted on canvas. MMFA, purchase, gift of Mrs. Samuel Bronfman in honour of the 70th birthday of her husband.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d'art | with an artwork
Jacob Marrel artworks

Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), Flowers in a Glass Vase, with Insects, Cherries and Lizards, 1650, oil on copper. MMFA, gift of Mrs. Neil B. Ivory in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d'art | with an artwork
Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), Flowers in a Glass Vase, with Insects, Cherries and Lizards, 1650, oil on copper. MMFA, gift of Mrs. Neil B. Ivory in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait of Mrs. George Drummond, 1779-1782, oil on canvas. MMFA, purchase, John W. Tempest Fund.

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait of Mrs. George Drummond, 1779-1782, oil on canvas. MMFA, purchase, John W. Tempest Fund.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork

Christian Luycks (1623-1670), Banquet Still with Silver and Gilt Vessels, a Nautilus Shell, Porcelain, Food and Other Items on a Draped Table, about 1650, oil on copper. MMFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs Michal Hornstein.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
Christian Luycks (1623-1670), Banquet Still with Silver and Gilt Vessels, a Nautilus Shell, Porcelain, Food and Other Items on a Draped Table, about 1650, oil on copper. MMFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs Michal Hornstein.
Emmanuel de Witte (1617-1692), Interior with a Woman Playing a Virginal, about 1660-1667, oil on canvas, MMFA, purchase, John W. Tempest Fund.
Emanuel de Witte, Interior with a Woman Playing a Virginal, about 1660-1667, oil on canvas, 97.5 x 109.7 cm. Purchase, John W. Tempest Fund. This work has been restored thanks to funding from BNP Paribas (Canada) and BNP Paribas Foundation.

Emanuel de Witte, Interior with a Woman Playing a Virginal, about 1660-1667, oil on canvas, 97.5 x 109.7 cm. Purchase, John W. Tempest Fund. This work has been restored thanks to funding from BNP Paribas (Canada) and BNP Paribas Foundation.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork

Tejo Remy (born in 1960), You Can't Lay Down Your Memories Chest of Drawers, 1991, maple, recycled drawers, cotton, produced by Droog Design, Amsterdam. MMFAn Liliane and David Stewart Collection.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
Tejo Remy (born in 1960), You Can't Lay Down Your Memories Chest of Drawers, 1991, maple, recycled drawers, cotton, produced by Droog Design, Amsterdam. MMFAn Liliane and David Stewart Collection.
Quebec, Deschambault, Two-tiered Buffet, 1700-1725, pine. MMFA, purchase.
Two-tiered Buffet

Quebec, Deschambault, Two-tiered Buffet, 1700-1725, pine. MMFA, purchase.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
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.

3 minutes avec une œuvre d’art | with an artwork
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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