Montreal North and the Museum: Art in Mind

From May 21 to September 1, 2019

The Promenade, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S1

As part of the Plan d’action collectif de Montréal-Nord – Priorité jeunesse 2017-2027, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is entering into a long-term partnership to introduce students to the arts and dazzle and inspire young people in the borough of Montreal North. Every year, projects inspired by the Museum’s collections aimed at encouraging creativity and artistic expression will be created to contribute to developing students’ full potential.

This year, two classes, accompanied by their teachers and two museum mediators, will create works on the theme of flight.

Grade Six students from the Jules-Verne school and a welcome class from the Calixa Lavallée high school explored possible associations on this theme. The students were introduced to the scope of the Museum’s collections during a visit to the schools. They then visited the Museum, where they were encouraged to let their creativity soar in an art workshop, after exploring the world of Thierry Mugler and our collections.

To the sounds of music, students did small drawings, painted group pictures on large sheets of fabric and made models of moving bodies. Then they assembled everything into the highly original creation seen here.

This project is a source of price for the students, who develop feelings of belonging for their school, their neighbourhood and the entire city of Montreal through artistic expression supported by the Museum.

An EducExpo organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Plan d’action collectif de Montréal-Nord – Priorité Jeunesse.

Youth Fusion: This is Our World
Tomorrow’s Curators Embracing World Cultures

From June 11 to September 15, 2019

J.A. DeSève Gallery, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S1

In collaboration with Youth Fusion, the Museum is pleased to present this exhibition, which was produced for the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Dream Up program. It is a testament to the creative and artistic universe of the Montreal area students who created it. Referring to works from the Museum’s World Cultures collections, secondary school students from Pierre-Dupuy, Le Vitrail, Chomedey-De Maisonneuve and Académie Dunton have responded to the theme “Our Universe” with their observations and creations. The thought provoking intercultural crossroads these young artists have co-created prompts us to consider the many points of view that coexist in our shared space. For this ambitious large-scale project, the students met with conservationists and educational facilitators to learn about Museum professions while acquiring skills they used to mount an exhibition that lived up to their expectations.

An EducExpo organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Youth Fusion, in collaboration with the Commission scolaire de Montréal, as part of the BNP Paribas Foundation Dream Up program.