Exhibitions on tour

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

  • 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.

2018

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.

Napoleon
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.

2018

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

2019

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