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The MMFA presents I love my Museum, a cultural program custom-made for our Members. The program allows you to explore works of art through virtual activities and exclusive content.

In addition, you’ll receive weekly video clips revealing the history and secrets of treasures in our collection.

We add content every week for our Members:

New this week

Reorienting the Far East Collections: China

The Museum’s Asian art collection is one of the oldest in Canada, indeed in North America. Created under the impetus of Frederick Cleveland Morgan, the Museum’s first volunteer curator, it brings together six thousand objects. The collection is a testament to the early twentieth-century infatuation wealthy Montrealers had for exotic faraway places, roused by the British Empire’s expansionist aspirations and the burgeoning market for these objects during the last Qing imperial dynasty. From a colonial perspective, China was a once powerful monolithic civilization, now forced to adapt to Western modernity. The two thousand objects in the Chinese collection reflect the art lovers’ gaze on the glorious vestiges – ceramics, textiles and funerary objects taken out of their context – that shaped a manufac tured image rather than reflected the multiple facets of a diverse culture dating back five thousand years. Today, transcultural accounts are bringing a better understanding of Chinese culture and opening up a free flow of dialogue through both time and space.

Historically, China was at the heart of a vast trade network, fueling a desire for wealth and consumption. It has always known how to adapt to external markets with its Jingdezhen porcelain, fanciful rococo Chinoiserie, and the plethora of products for sale in today’s various Chinatowns. The appetite for its manufactured goods has not waned since the ancient silk routes (silk served as a currency). Today, China’s titanic infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative – a modern-day Silk Road – will encompass, over land and sea, some 65 countries, representing 55% of the world’s GDP and reach some 4.4 billion people. The global leader in trade in 2017, China is the number one exporter and number two importer of goods in the world. One of the consequences of this meteoric economic development is massive pollution, including stifling smog.

Qijia, CHINA, GANSU PROVINCE, ritual disc (“bi”)
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Videos

Coup de cœur de la conservation / Curatorial’s Pick | Erell Hubert
Qijia, CHINA, GANSU PROVINCE, ritual disc (“bi”)

Qijia, CHINA, GANSU PROVINCE, ritual disc (“bi”), about 2000 B.C.E. MMFA, purchase, gift of F. Cleveland Morgan. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Coup de cœur de la conservation / Curatorial’s Pick | Laura Vigo
Shuvinai Ashoona (born in 1961), Composition (Monster Eating the World), 2018, coloured pencil, felt pen, 38.3 x 58.8 cm. MMFA, purchase, Mary Eccles Bequest. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Shuvinai Ashoona (born in 1961), Composition *(Monster Eating the World*), 2018, coloured pencil, felt pen, 38.3 x 58.8 cm. MMFA, purchase, Mary Eccles Bequest. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Coup de cœur de la conservation / Curatorial’s Pick | Lisa Koperqualuk

Andreas Feininger (1906-1999), Shell, about 1970, gelatin silver print, 25.9 x 20.3 cm. MMFA, Wysse E. Feininger Bequest

Coup de cœur de la conservation / Curatorial’s Pick | Iris Amizlev
Marie Spartali Stillman, Luisa Strozzi, 1884. MMFA, gift of Henry B. Yates in memory of Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Marie Spartali Stillman, Luisa Strozzi, 1884. MMFA, gift of Henry B. Yates in memory of Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Coup de cœur de la conservation / Curatorial’s Pick | Anne Grace
The Eye by David Altmejd
My mother talks about Caribou by Mattiusi Iyaituk
Rug by Dominique Blain
The King's Beavers by Kent Monkman
Christian Boltanski's Reliquary according to Élaine Labrie, educator
Man leading liberty - Aydin Matlabi
Travelling in Wu with Laura Vigo, curator
Fictional Portraits - Janet Werner, painter
FIONA PARDINGTON • Nouvelle acquisition | Latest acquisition
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Being a Member of the Museum means supporting a national institution of international stature. It also means buying locally while enjoying a rich program and a variety of cultural activities!

Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay)
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