The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures
This major exhibition is dedicated to Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), a towering figure in Canadian, Quebec and international modern art. Based on original research, the exhibition explores the artist’s interest in the North and Indigenous cultures, with nearly 160 works and more than 150 artefacts and archival documents. It sheds new light on the artist’s work during the 1950s and 1970s by retracing the travels and influences that fed his fascination with northern regions and North American Indigenous communities.
© Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2020)
Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism
Signac and the Indépendants
Discover a magnificent body of 500 paintings and graphic works from an exceptional private collection, and the largest collection of works by Paul Signac, that includes pieces by Signac and by avant-garde artists, Impressionists (Monet, Morisot), Fauves (Dufy, Friesz, Marquet), Symbolists (Gauguin, Redon), Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Lacombe, Sérusier, Ranson, Vallotton), Neo-Impressionists (Cross, Luce, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Rysselberghe) and observers of life in Paris (Anquetin, Degas, Ibels, Lautrec, Picasso Steinlen).
Yehouda Chaki: Mi Makir
A Search for the Missing
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation from the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. As a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Shoah, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is presenting the exhibition Yehouda Chaki: Mi Makir; A Search for the Missing, by Montreal Jewish artist Yehouda Chaki.
The exhibition brings together some twenty paintings never before shown in Canada, as well as an installation created especially for the MMFA, in which the artist’s roots and memories gradually reveal themselves, punctuating the vivid, striking compositions. This first solo exhibition of the artist in a North American museum reveals a fluid, expressive, quasi-Expressionist and sometimes even abstract painting style, revealing a world of contrasts, tensions and poetry.
Five Centuries of German and Austrian Graphics
This exhibition will consist of a selection of German as well as Austrian graphic art drawn primarily from the permanent collection but also featuring several works from private Canadian collections. The exhibition will also include several important recent acquisitions.