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This project, launched in the fall of 2021 by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of Montréal Nord’s Priorité Jeunesse community action plan, made it possible for two Secondary V classes from École Calixa-Lavallée to explore the idea of resonance.

Accompanied by the Museum’s mediators, the students first had a look at the works in the Arts of One World collection, and then visited two exhibitions: The World of Yousuf Karsh: A Private Essence and Ecologies: A Song for Our Planet. Once back in the classroom, they embarked upon a discussion about the feelings prompted and what was deeply moving, as well as about what resonates with us and makes us think and act in respect to our relationship with the world. Drawing inspiration from the works seen at the Museum, the students became involved in a creative project enabling them to show their vision of the world, whether looking inside (through self-portraits) or outside (through landscapes) themselves. At the end of the school year, we showcase the creations of the two groups of students in this virtual exhibition.

We would like to thank Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mediators Delphine Arnaud, Mathieu Pépin and Dominique Loiselle, as well as Michel Sylvestre, visual arts teacher at École secondaire Calixa-Lavallée, who made the project a success. Special thanks also go to Mike Patten for photographing the works.

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