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Secondary (Cycle 2)

Guided Tour - Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music

Guided tour of the exhibition

This exhibition presents a facet of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work that, up until now, has been little explored. In his art, music makes an appearance in the form of signs, symbols and sounds. Placing over a hundred artworks, musical clips and videos on view, the exhibition takes us into the world of the artist and explores the various styles of music and the musicians that had an influence on him. Accompanied by our guides, you’ll be invited to discover—or rediscover—the work of this leading New York artist of the 1980s and his impact on the contemporary art scene.


The class goes to the Museum.

Duration Cost
60 to 90 minutes $180/class*

* Subject to change


How to plan you visit

Raise students’ awareness about

  • The artist’s signature style
  • The relationship between music and the visual arts
  • The expression of ideas and emotions through signs and gestures
To delve further into this topic

We invite you to learn about this Léon Bellefleur work on the EducArt platform. Bellefleur was an artist who shared the same fundamental need for freedom as Basquiat and who, like the latter, used expressive signs in his artworks.

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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