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Contemporary Art

Vue d'une salle consacrée à l'art contemporain dans le pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais. Photo MBAM, Jean-François Brière

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S2

From abstract and figurative paintings to multimedia installations and sculptures both minimalist and monumental, the MMFA gives an important place to contemporary art in its exhibition spaces, programming and acquisitions.

Created by artists from Quebec, Canada and abroad, and dating from the 1980s onwards, the works on display in these galleries reflect present-day issues, offering a mirror for our times. The artworks are rotated on a regular basis to give the public an appreciation of the many facets of this collection.

An exceptional loan of a Ron Mueck work

On loan from the Giverny Capital Collection, the startlingly realistic sculpture Dead Dad by famous Australian sculptor Ron Mueck is currently displayed in the contemporary art galleries, on Level S2 of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion.

Mueck is known for works at once realistic and enigmatic that depict human beings at different stages in their lives. Dead Dad, a portrait of the artist’s father made soon after he died, is one of Mueck’s most striking and emblematic works.

Ron Mueck (born in 1958), *Dead Dad* (detail), 1996-1997, mixed media
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