On Saturday, November 9 opens the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World. Located on the 4th floor of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Ten fully refurbished galleries create a dialogue between works of ancient cultures and those by Canadian and international contemporary artists from a renewed intercultural perspective. Discover more than 1500 treasures and artworks by artists who hail from Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Oceania and the Americas dating from the 4th millennium BCE to today.
At the heart of a humanist and socially engaged museum, the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World invites cultures to come together to better understand the Other.
This ambitious reinstallation project was made possible thanks to the generous support of Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery.
Images: Murik, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, LOWER RAMU, Brag mask, before 1957. MMFA, purchase, gift of James Morgan. Photo MMFA | Teotihuacan (150 B.C.E. – 650 C.E.), MEXICO, CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, mask, 300-600. MMFA, purchase, gift of Miss Mabel Molson. Photo MMFA | Romuald Hazoumè, Wodomè, 2017. MMFA, purchase, the Appel family fund in memory of Bram and Bluma Appel, Mona Prentice bequest. © Romuald Hazoumè / SOCAN (2019). Photo MMFA | Meiji period (1868-1912), JAPAN, Nō Mask of Kasshiki. MMFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Birks. Photo MMFA | Dan, LIBERIA or CÔTE D’IVOIRE, Tankagle or Deangle mask, before 1930. MMFA, purchase, gift of F. Cleveland Morgan. Photo MMFA | Jules Desbois, Mask of Death, about 1890. MMFA, purchase, the Museum Campaign 1988-1993 Fund. Photo MMFA | Wari (600-1000), PERU, funerary mask. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Photo MMFA | Bayon period (late 12th – early 13th c.), CAMBODIA, head of Buddha, about 1200. MMFA, purchase. Photo MMFA | Late Period (722-332 B.C.E.), 26th Dynasty (664-525 B.C.E.), EGYPT, funerary mask. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Photo MMFA | Chancay, Late Intermediate Period (1000-1476), PERU, CENTRAL COAST, mummy mask, 1100-1476. MMFA, gift of Justin and Elisabeth Lang. Photo MMFA