Spring Break 2023
Activities to do as a family
Looking for things to do with the kids on spring break?
You’ll be happy to know that from February 25 to March 5, 2023, the Museum is offering free admission (except to the exhibition Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design) and has planned a host of family activities inspired by works from the collections and exhibitions on view.
All the makings of a fun and memorable family experience!
Discover our free activities
Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Create your very own motif and print it on fabric. Creative workshop for the whole family. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (note that young children will need ongoing supervision during the activity).
Wednesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.
As part of the exhibition TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold and in collaboration with ICI Musique, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering a roundtable discussion with musicians and specialists, proposing an opportunity to discover the rich musical universe of Inuit artists. (Samian, Lydia Etok, Geronimo Inutiq and Joëlle Robillard)
Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Explore the influence music has in your life as you create a drawing about you, your family or your friends, using a stencil technique with coloured pencils.
Drop-in Workshop for everyone. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (note that young children will need ongoing supervision during the activity).
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Intended for families with children aged 5 and up, this participative workshop is a wonderful opportunity to listen to and discover the rich diversity of Inuit musical practices.Workshop led in French by musicologist Claudine Caron and her guest and throat singer Lydia Etok.
Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
These in-person free workshops have mediators on hand to welcome them in a setting designed to spark their creativity. Focusing on various topics and drawing on the MMFA’s collection for inspiration, they help young people make meaningful connections between youth culture, contemporary issues and the works selected. A time slot is reserved for young people who come to the WKSHP 15-20 on their own or with friends.
Did you know?
A kit for children with autism and their families:
The MMFA developed a multisensory tool for children with autism aged 6 and up that helps structure their tour of the galleries in the Pavilion for Peace.
Visit the temporary exhibitions
Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design (subject to admission fee)
This major exhibition sheds light on the instrumental role women have played in the history of design in the United States and Canada from the late 19th century onwards. All created by women, the design objects on display reveal a vast range of skill and know-how that includes ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and interior design, to name a few.
Did you know?
Our Gallery Guides are on hand in the exhibition Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Ask about it at the Ticket Counter upon your arrival.
**Revelations: Prints by Albert Dumouchel in the Collection of the MMFA: **
Consisting largely of works drawn from the Museum’s collection, Revelations presents close to forty prints by Montreal artist Albert Dumouchel, one of the most influential Quebec printmakers of his time. An eloquent encapsulation of the originality of the artist’s printmaking, the exhibition highlights his technical mastery of the craft as well as his continually shifting imagery.
ᑐᓴᕐᓂᑐᑦ TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold:
This exhibition addresses a hitherto little explored theme: the place of music in Inuit visual art. Combining anthropology and Indigenous art history, it offers a thorough panorama of contemporary and traditional art originating from the circumpolar regions.
Views of Within: Picturing the Spaces We Inhabit:
“Interior”: whether as noun or adjective, the word defines a space contained within limits, within boundaries. It carries numerous meanings and nuances in its applications in home life, imprisonment, feminism, the spiritual dimension, politics and other areas.