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Published on February 22, 2021

This Spring Break, Reconnect with the Collection of Quebec and Canadian Art

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. © Estates of Jean Paul Riopelle, Guido Molinari, Serge Lemoyne / SOCAN (2021). Photo © Marc Cramer

From March 1 to 31 inclusively, the MMFA is opening its Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, which has been closed since March. The perfect setting for the Museum's heritage collection, this pavilion offers a rich panorama of Quebec and Canadian art from the 17th century to the present.

This pavilion takes you on a journey through time to learn about the Indigenous and European cultures that have shaped Canada. It revives memories of the colonial period, the creation of the first annual exhibitions of Canadian art at the end of the 19th century, and the different visual art approaches used in the 1920s and 1930s by the Group of Seven and Beaver Hall Group and beyond with the Contemporary Arts Society. It also traces the dawn of Quebec's artistic modernity, celebrates the flourishing of Montreal and Canadian painting since the publication of the Refus global, and serves as a showcase for Inuit art.

During the break, the MMFA has four exhibitions that will help fill your creativity tank and break you out of your winter rut:

Youths aged 20 and under can access the exhibitions and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion for free. Note that the Museum will be open on an exceptional basis on Monday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online reservations required: mbam.qc.ca/en/ticket-office

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