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Published on August 25, 2021

The MMFA offers its Art Kit to 250 Montreal Families

The MMFA’s Art Kit. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

Forever seeking to make art universally accessible, the MMFA created an Art Kit for families, with the support of the Foundation of Greater Montréal. The kit contains instructions and materials for a slew of fun educational activities that give families an opportunity to discover the Museum from home. To cap it off, there is also a family pass to the Museum, valid for one year.

This introductory kit offers an inviting way to learn more about the history of the oldest art museum in Canada and seven representative artworks in its collection, created by artists Moridja Kitenge Banza, Shary Boyle, Aaron Curry, Annie Pootoogook, Christian Luycks and Tom Thomson as well as Front design studio. Varied creative activities based on these works familiarize families with a range of artistic techniques and concepts like the self-portrait, the still-life and abstraction.

To distribute 250 kits to as many families throughout the city, the MMFA partnered with the Breakfast Club of Canada, ATD Fourth World Canada, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, the organization Communication pour l’ouverture et le rapprochement culturel (C.O.R.), Carrefour des 6-12 ans de Pierrefonds-Est, La Ruelle d’Hochelaga, Centre Lasallien Saint-Michel, the CLSC de Ville-Émard, Continuité-famille auprès des détenues (CFAD), Famijeunes, le Centre de services scolaire de Montréal, Équipe RDP, Milieu éducatif La Source, Mile-End Community Mission, Moisson Montréal, Park-Extension Youth Organization (PEYO), A Montréal School for All, Women on the Rise and the YWCA Montreal.

Major Patron: Fondation de la Chenelière
Partners: Fondation René Malo and Foundation of Greater Montréal
With support from of DeSerres
The Museum also extends its thanks to Merlin Fund and Lethbridge Fund.

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