SPRING BREAK AT THE MUSEUM

    Enjoy many free activities and exhibitions from March 6 to 11, 2018 

     

COLLECTIONS AND DISCOVERY EXHIBITIONS

Free for everyone from March 6 to 11, 2018

Discover the collections of Quebec and Canadian art, decorative arts and design, and the collection of international art from the Middle Ages to the present day, on display in the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, with free admission all week long. Explore new artistic horizons with the discovery exhibitions currently on view:

  • François-Pascal-Simon Gérard (1770-1837), Portrait de Louise-Antoinette-Scholastique de Guénéheuc-Lannes, duchesse de Montebello, entourée de ses enfants, 1814. Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation, Accessions Endowment Fund and the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund. Photo © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

EXHIBITION

MAJOR EXHIBITION (with admission fee)  – EVERY DAY | DURING MUSEUM HOURS

NAPOLEON: ART AND COURT LIFE IN THE IMPERIAL PALACE

During Spring Break, relive the majesty of the “Emperor’s Household” with the major exhibition Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace. Featuring an innovative layout with illusionist projections, it recreates daily life in Napoleon’s court, with more than 400 paintings, sculptures, furniture, silverware and porcelain, tapestries, silks and court attire.

Admission: free for children aged 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Admission fee, age 13 and up.

 

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION (with admission fee)  – EVERY DAY | DURING MUSEUM HOURS

THE POWER OF THE IMAGE

The MMFA invites visitors of all ages to reflect on the cult of image with the interactive installation The Power of Image. Presented alongside the major exhibition Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace, this fun installation, produced in collaboration with artist Laurent Craste, allows visitors to assume – for the duration of a visit – the likeness of the Emperor Napoleon, whose portrait adorned numerous diplomatic gifts.

Included with admission to the exhibition Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace.

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MOVIES FOR KIDS

See the winners and audience favourites from recent editions of the Festival international du film pour enfants (FIFEM).

MR. FROG Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m. | Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m. | Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m.*

Dir.: Anna van der Heide, Belgium/Netherlands, 2016, fiction, 90 min., French
*The film will be presented in English.

BRITISH INVASION Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m. | Friday, March 9, 1.p.m.

A series of short films entitled British Invasion, Great Britain, 2015, animation/fiction, 53 min., English.

LE COEUR EN BRAILLE Tuesday, March 6, 1 p.m.

Dir.: Michel Boujenah, France, 2016, fiction, 88 min., French

ANTBOY 3 : LE COMBAT FINAL Thursday, March 8, 1 p.m. | Sunday, March 11, 1 p.m.

Dir.: Ask Hasselbalch, Denmark / Germany, 2016, fiction, 86 min., French
Aged 6 and up. Free. Seating is limited. Passes are available at the Museum Ticket Counter starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity.

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WORKSHOPS

The art workshops are intended to give families an artistic experience in connection with the current major exhibition or with the Museum’s collections. Adapted to various age groups, they provide a place where everyone can express their feelings and reflections.

FOUR-HANDED WORKSHOP: MY LITTLE NAPOLEON – 10.15 and 11.15 a.m.

A made-to-measure workshop for young children (ages 2 to 5) and their parents. In this workshop, children will create their own little Napoleon puppet out of paper and cardboard.

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: AT NAPOLEON’S TABLE – between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.*

Our most flexible activity: drop in whenever you want to take a creative family break, for young and old alike. In this workshop, families will make their own crowns for their imperial portraits. Participants will then be invited to take a picture of themselves with their creation. Ages 6 and up.

THEMATIC WORKSHOP: MY DAY OF TRIUMPH – 1 and 2.30 p.m.

In this workshop, families will make their own crowns for their imperial portraits. Participants can then take a picture of themselves wearing with their creation. Ages 6 and up.

Workshops are free. Places are limited. Passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity, at the Museum ticket counter.

*For Spring Break only, offered every day of the week

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