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A new Art and Togetherness Committee at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Art and Togetherness Committee. Its role will be to assist the Museum in fulfilling its mission of becoming a universally accessible gathering place for dialogue and cultural exchange. Through our daily interactions, we are confronted with the challenge of knowing and understanding the Other. With the addition of this committee, the MMFA hopes to strengthen its educational and community work aimed at fostering social harmony, together with its many partners.

The Art and Togetherness Committee’s mandate is to encourage the Museum’s reflection and actions aimed at enhancing accessibility and reaching out to the community. It will promote the implementation of projects that foster diversity and inclusion, as well as bring partner organizations together on intercultural issues. The Committee, which will meet three times a year, comprises three members of the MMFA and seven specialists on intercultural issues:

  • Michel de la Chenelière, Chair of the Board of Trustees, MMFA
  • Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA
  • Moridja Kitenge Banza, artist and Educational Programs Officer – World Cultures and Togetherness, MMFA
  • Marie Houzeau, Executive Director, Groupe de recherche et d’intervention social (GRIS) de Montréal
  • Mohammed Makhfi, artist, calligrapher and art educator
  • Cécile Rousseau, Pediatric Psychiatrist, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the RAPS team (research and action on social polarization)
  • Moussa Sène, President, Conseil interculturel de Montréal
  • Nadine St-Louis, founder and Executive Director, Ashukan Cultural Space
  • Bob W. White, Director of the laboratoire de recherche en relations interculturelles (LABRRI) and head of the Montréal ville interculturelle partnership
  • Cathy Wong, President, Conseil des Montréalaises, Ville de Montréal

Image: From left to right: Nadine St-Louis, founder and Executive Director, Ashukan Cultural Space; Cécile Rousseau, Pediatric Psychiatrist, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the RAPS team (research and action on social polarization); Moridja Kitenge Banza, artist and Educational Programs Officer – World Cultures and Togetherness, MMFA; Bob W. White, Director of the laboratoire de recherche en relations interculturelles (LABRRI) and head of the Montréal ville interculturelle partnership; Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA; Cathy Wong, President, Conseil des Montréalaises, Ville de Montréal; Thomas Bastien, Director of Education and Wellness, MBAM; Marie Houzeau, Executive Director, Groupe de recherche et d’intervention social (GRIS) de Montréal; Mohammed Makhfi, artist, calligrapher and art educator; and Moussa Sène, President, Conseil interculturel de Montréal.
Photo Christine Guest