EducArt Expo
Art speaks to us

From February 12 to May 5, 2019

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S1

EducArt, the Museum’s new digital educational platform, is undergoing a redesign! It will now be a resource for Quebec primary teachers wishing to use the artworks in the MMFA’s encyclopedic collection as a starting point for a range of themes.

This exhibition, exploring themes of resilience and communication, bears witness to the interactions of the students from Evergreen Elementary, in the Lester B. Pearson School Board, and those from École primaire des Hauts-Bois, in the Commission scolaire des Affluents. Co-created and inspired by the works in the Museum’s universal collection, the project’s educational activities were rooted in an interdisciplinary approach, which gave us access to the students’ creativity in a variety of ways. Through their treatment of the themes, the young artists have revealed their perceptions and predilections.

Lands as a promise, matter as a means

From April 15 to June 2, 2019

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S1

The Lands in Creation project arose out of a desire to spark an artistic dialogue among francophone students across Canada.

In response to an invitation from three art specialists teaching in the Marguerite Bourgeoys school board — Brigitte Beaudry, Pascale Bouchard and Laurence Faidutti — 12 Canadian teachers encouraged their classes to create works inspired by those in the Museum, in particular through the EducArt online resource.

Through the association between classes, each student was able to discover another, through dialogue and the creative process, in order to build a new territory without borders or fences. Discussions and conversations between each pair resulted in creations – produced together or each echoing the other – exploring the role of territory in building identity.

Created by the Escargo collective, an immersive, poetic installation evoking Canada’s territory, features the students’ works. It brings them together to create a journey that celebrates the diversity of lands and identities, a journey that reflects our students and the vastness of their country.