We need the healing powers of art in our lives now more than ever. While the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) may be closed, its virtual doors remain wide open. Below is a variety of programs that the public can access remotely to keep themselves entertained, stimulated and inspired.
Every morning, the MMFA will post the day’s cultural offering on its Facebook and Instagram pages. There, you’ll discover works from its encyclopedic collection you might not have seen before, podcasts, videos, quizzes and plenty of food for thought.
Audioguide for Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives From the comforts of their own home, people can now learn about the fascinating lives of six individuals who lived in ancient Egypt, thanks to the Museum’s offering of the Egyptian Mummies audioguide for free on its mobile app. Listeners will enjoy a richly detailed account of this British Museum production as well as access to myriad images and hidden secrets of these ancient mummies.
Head to the digital educational platform EducArt to access a multitude of inspiring resources for the whole family. Created by the MMFA, EducArt presents interdisciplinary teaching materials – covering everything from social studies to math – based on 350 works in the Museum’s collection. By drawing links between the artworks and high school topics, this tool offers families 60 activities across 17 themes and social issues. Access to EducArt is free for everyone and notably includes 75 videos of renowned experts and celebrities like author Simon Boulerice; science popularizer and host Martin Carli; biologist and storyteller Boucar Diouf; author Natasha Kanapé Fontaine; singer Chloé Sainte-Marie; and author Kim Thúy.
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