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Elementary and Secondary

Discovery workshop on the exhibition Marisol: A Retrospective

Enigmatic, innovative and bold, Marisol (1930-2016) was a leading figure in the arts of her generation, known for her striking life-size figures consisting of assemblages combining wood with drawing, painting and found objects. An astute observer of her era, she proposed a reinterpretation that was sometimes humorous and satirical, but always with lucidity and with great sensitivity.


The class goes to the Museum.

Duration Cost
120 minutes Elementary: $280/class*
120 minutes Secondary: $360/class*

* Subject to change


How to plan you visit

Raise students’ awareness about

  • Marisol’s personal style
  • The identity-driven dimension of her work
  • Women’s place in society
Creative activity

  • An expressive figure combining collage and drawing techniques

In connection with Cognitive Development: Stimulate the imagination
Visual arts language: Identify what various motifs symbolize

10 to 15 min
Personal symbols
Ask the students to choose an object that represents them. Have the group try to match each object with the student who chose it, then ask them to explain their own object choice.

To delve further into this topic We suggest that you go to the EducArt platform and explore the work of Claire Beaugrand-Champagne, who encourages us to discuss stereotypes about women.

Planning your visit


The group entrance is located at 2075 Bishop Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 30 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.


To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

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