Exhibitions on tour

    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ bold approach and savoir faire
    are on view in the four corners of the globe.

  • Workshop of Baron François-Pascal-Simon Gérard (1770-1837), Bust-length Portrait of Napoleon in Ceremonial Robes, about 1805-1814, oil on canvas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Ben Weider Collection. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest.

Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

This major exhibition aims to re-create the ambience and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the First Empire. A selection of art works and objects, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the Imperial Household’s role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor who ruled France following the Revolution, as well as his family and loyal entourage.

Napoleon: Art and Court Life was organized and circulated by the MMFA, with the participation of Château de Fontainebleau and the exceptional support from the Mobilier national de France. It is currently on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and will complete its tour at the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau.

April 13 – July 15, 2019
Château de Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, France

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Little Spider, about 1940, sheet metal, wire and paint. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor

An exhibition developed, organized and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Calder Foundation.

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
April 5 – August 4, 2019
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

  • Dominique Issermann, Jerry Hall, 1997, Thierry Mugler, Les Insectes collection, haute couture spring/summer 1997. © Dominique Issermann

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

After Montreal, the exhibition will launch its world tour in the Netherlands and Germany. An exhibition initiated, produced and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Clarins Group and the Maison Mugler.

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
October 13, 2019 – March 8, 2020
The Kunsthal
Rotterdam, Netherlands

April 3 – August 30, 2020
Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation
Munich, Germany