Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections

From September 4, 2018 to June 16, 2019

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, the MMFA has invited seven artists representing our cultural persity to create a work that is inspired by its collection of global cultures. Emerging or established artists are invited to create a work representing trans-historical and contemporary dialogue in connection with the MMFA’s collection of Ancient African, Asian, Mediterranean, Oriental and pre-Columbian art. The laureates of the competition will be announced shortly. The creations will be unveiled as a prelude to the new wing dedicated to world cultures and coexistence. This major reorganization of the collections is planned for 2019 on the upper level of the Jean-Noël Desmarais pavilion.

An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts program New Chapter.

Arwa Abouon (born in 1982), I’m Sorry / I Forgive You, Libye-Canada, 2012. © Photo Courtesy of Arwa Abouon

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.