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Secondary

Full-on Modern!

On what basis can we qualify an artwork as “Modern”? Is it the period in which it was made? Its style? What values and social issues are associated with Modernism? What technological advances enabled the artists and designers of the time to create in innovative ways? This activity will take students on a journey into the world of the Modern era to introduce them to the expressiveness and spirit of freedom that characterize it.

Information


In-person

The class goes to the Museum.

Duration
120 min

Cost
240 $

Reservations

514-285-2000

Raise students’ awareness about

  • The contexts in which Modern works have been created
  • The values and protest movements associated with Modernism in Quebec and abroad
  • The typical characteristics of Modern art (e.g. painterly innovations, abstraction, stylization)
Creative activity

  • Make an ink print and drawing in a Modern composition.
Activities

In connection with Social Sciences

Watch this Alloprof video (in French) on the modernization of Quebec to situate the movement in its historical context.

Planning your visit

We recommend you review the Museum’s code of conduct with your students by referring to our MuseuManners.

illustration of people at the Museum

Get ready for your visit!

Entrance

The group entrance is located at 2200 Crescent Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 15 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.

Movement through the galleries

To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

Prohibited items

Backpacks, food, beverages and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries.

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 15 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.

Movement through the galleries

To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

Prohibited items

Backpacks, food, beverages and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries.

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