Expressing the migratory experience through art
Imaginary Journeys, a research project by Dr.Vera Heller, art therapist, visual artist and professor at the Université du Québec en Abitibi- Témiscamingue, explores, through art, the impact of the migratory experience on the imagination of those who voluntarily leave their country of origin. It offers participants an opportunity to build a life story, create works based on geographic maps and present them. The project bears witness to a reality of our times and seeks to better understand how the creative act contributes to the achievement of autonomy and affirmation of individual identity.
Les Petits Rois at the Museum
Location: J.A. DeSève Exhibition Gallery
As part of its “Art of Being Unique” programme, the Museum is again working with the Miriam Foundation, Irénée-Lussier school and the Fondation Les Petits Rois. For more than twelve years, this foundation has supported young people with intellectual disabilities, whether or not they are on the autism spectrum, in specialized schools or through integration into the workforce. With Montreal as its theme, this project invites young people aged sixteen to twenty-one to visit the MMFA’s collections and find inspiration to create an immersive art project. It’s a way of celebrating differences rather than stigmatizing them.