• Nthabiseng Thuela, aged 14, Leribe, Lesotho Digital photograph 2018 © Dominique and Maria Cabrelli


Toward an Inclusive Education for Girls Around the World

From October 9, 2018 to January 20, 2019

Worldwide, 263 million* children go without an education. Although the rift between girls’ and boys’ access to it is closing, 18.5% of school-aged girls throughout the world are deprived of it, with 35.1% of these girls living in Sub-Saharan Africa. While it is not universally valued for a range of reasons – including poverty, violence and traditional family roles – the education of girls is key to bringing about gender equality and healthy, prosperous communities. The Museum invites visitors to consider this social issue from three different points of view through a dialogue between one of the works in its collection and a documentary work produced by The NOLA Project in Togo and Lesotho and the participatory project, The Woman Power.

An EducExpo organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with The NOLA Project and The Woman Power.

* Source: UNESCO (February, 2018), “One in Five Children, Adolescents and Youth is Out of School”, Fact Sheet No. 48, UIS/FS/2018/ED/48, [Online].

  • ©Photo: Renée Méthot, Direction artistique: Joëlle Tremblay


Diversity, Togetherness, Inclusion and Artistic Expression to Strengthen Social Bonds

From October 29, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Within the context of SHERPA’s multidisciplinary research into cross-community art-making as a vehicle for social cohesion, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has joined forces with researchers in the field in several Montreal and Quebec City neighbourhoods. The participants – children, adults and seniors – have created works in their own image, employing various means of expression while forging ties with each other.

The works in the Museum’s collection served as inspiration for the participants’ creativity. The depictions of birds, wounds, landscapes and angels found in the collection resonated deeply with these young people and their families. The resulting images are reflections of our shared humanity.

An EducExpo organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with SHERPA research and training centre.