The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), in collaboration with Quebec City’s Musée de la civilisation (MCQ), invites the public to a day of discussions around Jacques-Louis David’s painting Saint Jerome (1779). Classified on April 23 as a Quebec heritage object by Marie Montpetit, Minister of Culture and Communications, this masterpiece is currently on display in the MMFA’s Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. The symposium will take place in Montreal on May 19 at the MMFA as well as in Quebec City on June 10 at the MCQ.
Initiated by Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA, and Stéphan La Roche, Executive Director, MCQ, this symposium will bring together a panel of experts: Hilliard T. Goldfarb, Senior Curator – Collections and Curator of Old Masters, MMFA; Sylvain Cordier, Curator of Early Decorative Arts, MMFA; Jacques Des Rochers, Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art (before 1945), MMFA; and Vincent Giguère, Curator of the Fine Arts Collections and Religious Heritage, MCQ.
PROGRAM**** – SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018
1.30 p.m. | Introduction: Du bon et du mauvais usage de l’aliénation By Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA
2 p.m. | Traditions and Inspirations: Precedents and Sources for David’s Saint Jerome By Hilliard T. Goldfarb, Senior Curator – Collections and Curator of Old Masters, MMFA
2.30 p.m. | Le Saint Jérôme, académie inspirée et jalon essentiel dans l’art davidien By Sylvain Cordier, Curator of Early Decorative Arts, MMFA
3.15 p.m. | Un tableau et son contexte : profondeur historique de la patrimonialité du Saint Jérôme de David avec la cathédrale de Québec By Jacques Des Rochers, Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art (before 1945), MMFA
3.45 p.m.| Une marque d’affection profonde… Le destin de la « collection Cramail » et du Saint Jérôme de David au Québec By Vincent Giguère, Curator of the Fine Arts Collections and Religious Heritage, MCQ
4.15 p.m. | Conclusion: L’avenir du Saint Jérôme de David en jeu : pourquoi deux musées s’allient-ils pour conserver un bien patrimonial exceptionnel ? By Stéphan La Roche, Executive Director, MCQ
Place: The Maxwell Cummings Auditorium of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1379-A Sherbrooke St. West.
Reserved seating: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
In person: at the Ticket Counter of the MMFA
By phone: 514‐285‐2000 option 4, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service charges (per pass): General public $5.00 / VIP $4.00 taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.