Contemporary art figures prominently in the MMFA’s galleries and acquisition programme. The Museum’s galleries showcase works created since 1980 by local, Canadian and international artists: abstract and figurative paintings, multimedia projects, minimalist and monumental sculptures are a testament to contemporary preoccupations.
The Sculpture Garden laid out around the Museum complex, constitutes a major collection of the most prominent names in contemporary sculpture: David Altmejd, Jim Dine, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
The Contemporary Art Square, with its exhibition programme open to all current practices – from the fine arts and video to design and fashion – is emblematic of the vitality of today’s creativity. The temporary exhibitions in this space are aimed at promoting artists from here and elsewhere, serving as a platform for meetings and exchanges on contemporary creativity.