Exhibitions on tour

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

  • Marc Chagall, final model for the wall painting at the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York: The Triumph of Music, 1966. Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ®. © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris.

Colour and Music

Chagall: Colour and Music is the biggest Canadian exhibition ever devoted to Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Featuring 340 works of art and a large selection of documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts, this multidisciplinary exhibition is the first to focus on Chagall’s profound connection to music in his life and work. Through this original approach, the exhibition demonstrates how all of Chagall’s work, from his paintings, works on paper, costumes, sculptures, ceramics, stained glass and tapestries to his creations for the stage and his large-scale decorative and architectural projects, were imbued with musicality. The layout of this major exhibition is both chronological and thematic, covering all the periods of the artist’s long and productive career – his years in Russia, his Parisian period, his exile in New York, his time in Mexico and his life in the South of France.


Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage
July 31, 2017 – January 7, 2018
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Los Angeles, USA

  • Jean Paul Gaultier, TOUAREG MARQUIS collection, haute couture spring/summer 1998, cotton duck skirt; white leather overskirt, in front of the installation Morphing by Jurgen Bey, Studio Makkink & Bey.

Love Is Love
Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier

Around a monumental wedding cake, Love Is Love features Jean Paul Gaultier’s most beautiful bridal creations. Their daring lines and exquisite artistry bear witness to the eccentricity of this iconoclastic designer who is renowned for his spectacular silhouettes as well as his humanist, inclusive vision. This celebration of marriage and love brings together heterosexual, homosexual, intercultural and interracial couples in diversity and peace.


Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier
Spring 2018
Centro Cultural Kirchner
Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Joseph Franque, Empress Marie-Louise Watching over the Sleeping King of Rome (detail), 1811. Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Daniel Arnaudet.

Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

Welcome to the palace! The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon in 1804.

Napoleon: The Imperial Household aims to re-create the ambience and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works and objets d’art, 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 in the Imperial Palace
June 6 – September 3, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, USA
Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace
October 22, 2018 – March 3, 2019
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, USA


Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace
April 13 – July 15, 2019
Château de Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, France