Reopening of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace and the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World
Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, level 3 – The Golden Age in Holland and Flanders: The Cabinet of Curiosities. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo © Marc Cramer / Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World. MMFA. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley. Romuald Hazoumè, La déesse de l'amour, 2012. © Romuald Hazoumè / SOCAN (2021)
Following a pandemic-imposed closure of many months – which the Museum utilized to undertake a reinstallation of some of its galleries – the MMFA is delighted to announce the reopening of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace and the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World. Starting Saturday, September 18, 2021, the public will be able to rediscover outstanding artworks in the collection in an inviting and more spacious layout.
Renovation of the Modern and international Contemporary art galleries
Throughout the six floors of the Pavilion for Peace, 750 works are displayed in an airy architectural structure that looks out onto the heart of the city. This space is home to the only collection of its kind in Quebec, covering works from Old Masters to Contemporary art. The public can now delight in admiring works by Honoré Daumier, Thérèse Schwartze, James Tissot, William Bouguereau, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí in galleries that have been redesigned to offer visitors an optimal viewing experience. The Pavilion’s reopening is also the perfect opportunity to rediscover the late work of Picasso, fantastical and colourful figurative sculptures by the feminist artist Niki de Saint Phalle, the canvas Bill at St. Mark’s by Elaine de Kooning, a seminal figure of Abstract Expressionism, the paintings High Summer by Hans Hofmann and Abstraction by Sam Francis as well as the sculpture Mobile rouge by Alexander Calder.
New works in the Wing for the Arts of One World
Inaugurated in November 2019, the 10 galleries of the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World create a refreshing intercultural and transhistorical dialogue between the works on display. The public can now visit the Wing to see the Contemporary art of Samuel Fosso and Shanna Strauss, iconic works by Sori Yanagi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wang Tiande and Sui Jianguo, as well as a new rotation of Japanese lacquers and stamps dating from the Edo period. The most significant change to this space is the creation of a gallery dedicated to Sikh art, where visitors will find some 20 artifacts, works on paper and textiles that were recently given to the MMFA by two exceptional patrons.
Tickets can be reserved online at mbam.qc.ca/en/ticket-office/
In advance of their Museum outing, visitors must purchase their tickets online by selecting the date and time of their visit. MMFA Members must also reserve their visit online (price is included in their membership).