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The MMFA inaugurates its Tree of Peace

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is inviting visitors of all ages to stop by the Tree of Peace—a new interactive installation in the Family Lounge of the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy—to share their wishes for a better world.

Consisting of a projection created by Montreal firm Graphics eMotion and a sculpted trunk, the enchanted tree conveys messages of peace and images shared by Museum visitors who complete the sentence “Peace is the art of . . .” These inclusive testimonials are meant to inspire us all to reflect on ways to promote peace. Continuously updated, they will also be shared on the Museum’s social media platforms.

To participate, go to the Tree of Peace on level S1 of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. Use your smartphone to connect to the ArbreDeLaPaix Wi-Fi network, open your web browser, type the word peace in the address bar and follow the four steps that appear on screen.

Through the Tree of Peace, the MMFA is reaffirming its commitment to promote peace and living together. The initiative is part of the Year of Peace, a broad program of activities and exhibitions launched in November with the inauguration of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, to inspire dialogue, tolerance, empathy and openness toward others.

Acknowledgements

The Year of Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was made possible with the generous support of BMO Financial Group, in collaboration with the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation.