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Published on March 1, 2017

A Creative Adventure for Spring Break at the Museum

The Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy has put together an exciting programme of free activities for the entire family for Spring Break, March 4 to 12. Spark your kids’ curiosity and creativity with fun, enriching activities in connection with our featured exhibition, Chagall: Colour and Music. Immerse yourselves in the colourful and fantastic world of this remarkable artist. You can also take advantage of this week to enjoy a free visit to the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.


A colourful exhibition that will appeal to visitors of all ages. In a unique immersive environment featuring musical accompaniment, families can discover more than 340 works—paintings, sculptures, stained glass windows, films, photographs and puppets, as well as costumes and sets for ballets and operas that have rarely or never before been exhibited.

Free admission at all times for children aged 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Admission charge for children aged 13 and over.
Daily except Monday according to the Museum’s major exhibition hours

Chagall’s Little Box: unique entertaining and interactive activities for kids

A place for creation and discovery, this gallery-workshop serves as a gateway to the painter’s poetic, colourful world. Creative workshops and entertaining modules give children and their families an opportunity to enrich their visit of the exhibition. Digital installations and multimedia presentations will give participants a deeper appreciation of Chagall’s connection with music.

Every day except Monday, from opening until the closing of the exhibition Chagall: Colour and Music

Drop-in workshop: Dance Machine
In this workshop, families create figures that dance to the beat of Chagall’s favourite music.

Every day except Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thematic workshop (60 min.): Fly Me to the Moon

In this workshop, families explore Chagall’s Surrealist world by creating a monotype.

Saturday (March 4 and 11) and Sunday (March 5 and 12), 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Four-handed workshop for children aged 2 to 5 (45 min.): A Gap in the Clouds

In this workshop, children create a mobile inspired by Chagall’s floating figures.

Saturday (March 4 and 11) and Sunday (March 5 and 12), 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Award-winning films and audience favourites from recent editions of the FIFEM

The Museum invites you to discover the marvellous world of children’s films with a selection of award-winning films and audience favourites screened at recent editions of FIFEM.
To view the schedule

Free admission, limited seating

Every day except Monday, 1 p.m. in the Lounge.

Take advantage of Spring Break to visit the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace free of charge!

Featuring close to 750 works from the MMFA’s collection of international art and private collections, the Museum’s fifth pavilion has something for everyone. Discover the new chronological presentation of the major periods in the history of art, from the Middle Ages to the year 2000. Four floors of galleries totalizing an exhibition space of 2,350 square feet have made it possible today to present some 750 works, as the galleries in the fifth pavilion are the largest on the museum campus. Visitors will be able to admire the many pieces loaned for the 375th anniversary, acquisitions and restored works from the collection.

Bell Family Lounge

In this family-friendly space, you can browse a book, play a board game or simply relax.

Rainbow Hall

The talented Montreal artistic crew MU created a fresco inspired by works in the MMFA collection, which occupies the entire Rainbow Hall, a 300 seats cafeteria of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. Boxed lunches at a cost of $7 (child-sized) are available.

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