With its garden featuring twenty-two sculptures, the Museum bolsters the presence of public art in the heart of the city and tells the story of sculpture from the modern era to the present day. A new acquisition by Valérie Blass joins works by David Altmejd, César, Dale Chihuly, Aaron Curry, Jim Dine, Kosso Eloul, Sorel Etrog, Joe Fafard, Barry Flanagan, Elisabeth Frink, Antony Gormley, Fernand Léger, Henry Moore, Mimmo Paladino, Jaume Plensa, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Armand Vaillancourt and Colleen Wolstenholme. The works have been donated by many generous collectors, along with support from the city of Montreal and the borough of Ville-Marie.
Located alongside the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, the CGI Sculpture Garden complements the Max and Iris Stern Garden opened in 2004 around the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion and the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion. It is the site of one of the largest public art collections in Montreal. As such, the MMFA’s Sculpture Garden is included in the five tours on Tourisme Montréal’s new public art map, which tells the story of Montreal and reveals the cultural wealth and creativity that energizes the city.