The MMFA celebrates diversity and togetherness in partnership with Montréal Pride Festival
For the third consecutive year, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is donning its true colours as a partner of the Montréal Pride Festival. The Museum will notably take part in the celebrations by joining the Pride Parade on August 19, hosting a lecture by American trans activist **Miss Major Griffin-Gracy** on the 17th and organizing an exclusive Museum visit for festivalgoers on the 13th.
**Montréal Pride Parade – August 19, at noon **
**The Museum is looking for volunteer walkers!**
In collaboration with artist and landscape architect Claude Cormier, the MMFA will be presenting a vibrant living adaptation of the installation _Blue Stick Garden_ for its spot in the parade. Participants will march to rhythm and music of **DJ Tatie au Miel**, who is sure to get the crowds dancing! To make this project a spectacular sight, the Museum needs 300 allies, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, artists and friends from all cultures.
[**Sign up online**](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5NGPXfXpBokXo61azlI4-waq2eMPdw3SQmo-9RYMdxX7A-w/viewform)
Created in 2000 for the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens, Cormier’s _Blue Stick Garden_ is made up of sticks painted on all four sides – three in blue and one in orange –that are arranged in such a way as to create an uncannily simple chromatic effect with constantly shifting views. Rendered into numerous walkers for the Museum, the coloured sticks will form a veritable moving human forest.
**Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Lecture – August 17, 7 p.m.**
**Location**: Bourgie Hall (Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, MMFA)
**Free admission** The Museum is proud to welcome Miss Major Griffin-Gracy to speak at a lecture organized by the Montréal Pride Festival. An American trans woman activist, Miss Major (as she is commonly known) is a renowned community leader and defender of the rights of transgender people, with a particular focus on visible minority women. She is an iconic figure of the sexual and gender diversity communities.
**Exclusive visit of the temporary exhibition for festivalgoers – August 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.**
In collaboration with Pride Montréal, the Museum will open its doors to festivalgoers for an exclusive half-price visit ($11.50) of the temporary exhibition _From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present_.