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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Fondation du Dr Julien Bring Joy to Children from Vulnerable Neighbourhoods with What Makes Me Happy

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) and La Fondation du Dr Julien have come together to encourage the development of children’s full potential. From November 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the MMFA is presenting the EducExpo What Makes Me Happy, which displays a group of creations executed by some twenty children from extremely vulnerable circumstances who are being followed in social paediatrics. This project testifies to the importance of giving all children the same opportunity to flourish by discovering and creating art.

For almost three years the MMFA has been working with La Fondation du Dr Julien to develop activities designed specifically for these vulnerable children. Over fifty of them to date have benefited from tours of the collections, hands-on workshops and music workshops, like those organized in summer 2016 in collaboration with the Arte Musica Foundation in residence at the Museum.

In the project What Makes Me Happy, children aged 6 to 16 who attend the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Community Social Paediatric Centre (CSPC) of La Fondation du Dr Julien have had the opportunity to enjoy a new and enriching artistic experience. This EducExpo constitutes a celebration of the success of these children, which would not have been possible without the commitment of the teams from the Museum and the Fondation working together towards a common goal: that of supporting and encouraging the self-fulfilment of children.

Until January 7, 2018
J. A. DeSève Space
Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy