The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) yesterday welcomed professionals in the fields of art, science and health on the occasion of the Arts and Sciences Cocktail Conference. Presented in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the event concluded the 30th edition of Entretiens Jacques Cartier, the largest gathering in the Francophone community of researchers and academics, decision-makers and actors in the cultural milieu, as well as marking the 10th anniversary of the Montreal economic development organization Montréal InVivo. It also highlights the increasing engagement of the MMFA in health and wellness through art.
During this event, Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the MMFA, conversed with Peggy Gerardin, researcher in the Architecture corticale, codage et perception team at the Laboratoire SBRI, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale de Lyon. Dr. Gerardin presented her work on the connections between visual arts and the perceptual processing studied in neuroscience, or how artistic creation can help bring a better understanding of the brain’s functioning. The event took place in the company of Rémi Quirion, the Chief Scientist of Quebec, Fonds de recherche du Québec, and Chairman of the Art and Health Advisory Committee of the MMFA; of Frank Béraud, CEO of Montréal InVivo; and of Frédéric Bove, Director General of the Centre et des Entretiens Jacques Cartier.
Photo Pierre Longtin