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Published on December 6, 2022

The Museum’s Gift of the Holidays: A Flurry of Free Activities During the Festive Season

Johnny Pootoogook (born in 1970), The Trio: The Happy Dance, 2013, felt pen and coloured pencil over graphite on wove paper, 50.3 x 65.3 cm. MMFA, purchase, Dr. Sean B. Murphy. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

Now’s the time to unwrap your gift from the MMFA. From December 24 to 31, 2022, admission to its collections and exhibitions—with the exception of the major exhibition Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music—is free for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the five exhibitions currently on view:

Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971
This exhibition presents some 90 gelatin silver prints showing the singular vision of Diane Arbus (1923–1971), the American photographer who revolutionized portraiture.

Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me
In this multi-sensory installation, Canadian multidisciplinary artist Shary Boyle explores the creative nature of identity and personality in an age in which social media has become a stage for self-presentation.

ᑐᓴᕐᓂᑐᑦ TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold
Taking us on a journey into the Inuit collective imagination, this exhibition offers a panorama of traditional and contemporary works that show the diversity of musical expression in the visual and performing arts of the circumpolar North.

Revelations: Prints by Albert Dumouchel in the Collection of the MMFA
Through the 35 remarkable prints it includes, among them recent acquisitions, this new exhibition provides an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the scope and originality of the graphic work of Albert Dumouchel (1916–1971), considered to be the father of modern printmaking in Quebec.

Views of Within: Picturing the Spaces We Inhabit
As areas for privacy, family life, rest, or work, interior spaces take on different meanings depending on who occupies them. This exhibition shines a spotlight on these multiple viewpoints through the eyes of about twenty Quebec and Canadian artists whose work is represented in the Museum's collection.

Creative Workshops for Young People
You’ll also be able to enjoy spending some creative time with friends and family thanks to the array of art workshops that will be on offer during the holiday period.

Free-of-charge activities. Places are limited—first come, first served.
Entrance at 1380 Sherbrooke Street West.

Family Workshop: Expressive Improvisations
In this workshop, little ones aged 2 to 5 (accompanied by an adult) will use finger paints to create a monoprint inspired by various musical settings.

Family Workshop: Basquiat-inspired Tombola Art
Join in this creative game to make your own symbolic painting while drawing inspiration from the world of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

WKSHOP 15-20: Creative Workshop for Teens
This workshop is open to teens who would like to have a relaxing time meeting new people and expressing their creativity in a safe and stimulating setting.

Please note that the MMFA will be closed on Mondays, as well as on December 25 and January 1.

Acknowledgements
Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971 and Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me Official sponsor: Denalt Paints | With support from the MMFA’s Women of Influence Circle | Media partner: La Presse | Public partners: Government of Quebec, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal

ᑐᓴᕐᓂᑐᑦ TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold
A presentation of Hydro-Québec | Major public partner: Government of Canada | Major patron: Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne | Official sponsor: Denalt Paints | With support from the MMFA’s Young Philanthropists’ Circle | Media partner:* La Presse* | Public partners: Government of Quebe c, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal

Revelations: Prints by Albert Dumouchel in the Collection of the MMFA and Views of Within: Picturing the Spaces We Inhabit
Official sponsor: Denalt Paints | With support from the MMFA’s Young Philanthropists’ Circle | Media partner: La Presse | Public partners: Government of Quebec, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal

Family Activities
Major patron: Fondation de la Chenelière
Major partner: BMO

ATLR 15-20
With support from the Apricus Foundation

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