Reopening of downtown museums : what to see, what to do!

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Montreal centre-ville

On February 8th, the downtown museums reopen their doors! What a good news! After several months of closure, the museums will be able to welcome visitors again. A real wind of hope for these cultural organizations and new activities for us that will change from walks and cross-country skiing!

#1 Christian Dior, from the McCord Museum

Since September 2020, the McCord Museum has been offering the trendy Christian Dior exhibition presented by Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. The temporary exhibition should have normally ended on January 3rd but with the health measures, it has been extended to our delight!

An exhibition that looks back on the most famous designer of the French fashion from 1947 to 1957. And if you want to know more about the genius of Christian Dior, we invite you to watch the screening Christian Dior: the man behind the myth from Philippe Lanfranchi presented by the McCord Museum and the International Festival of Films on Art

Book your tickets for the exhibition from February 11 !

#2 Des horizons d’attente from the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal will reopen its doors on February 10 with a new exhibition Des horizons d’attente

This exhibition highlights the practices of twenty-one artists whose works, recently acquired by the Musée, are being shown here for the first time. They speak of political, feminist, social, aesthetic, material, conceptual, spiritual, ecological, poetic, linguistic and identity-related concerns specific to our time.

Zanele Muholi, Qhamukile, Mauritius, 2019
Lorna Bauer, Untitled (Erickson view #2), 2020
Luce Meunier, Eau courant #4, 2018

#3 Riopelle : The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Starting February 11th, attend the exhibition Riopelle : The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, a major exhibition to Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), a towering figure in Canadian, Quebec and international modern art. 

With nearly 175 works and more than 200 artifacts and archival documents, the exhibition explores the artist’S interest in the North and Indigenous cultures.

Lances, 1958, huile sur toile 60 x 73 cm © Succession Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2020)

#4 Prix François-Houdé 2020 from La Guilde

Extended until March 14, the exhibition of the finalists of Prix François-Houdé 2020 from La Guilde highlights 10 artisans whose work has made an exceptional contribution to the development of the fine crafts industry in Montreal and Quebec.

Gayané Avetisyan (jeweller)

Loïc Bard (woodworker)

David Frigon-Lavoie (glass artist)

Pauline Guidera (ceramist)

Hotelmotel (footwear designers)

Julie Bénédicte Lambert (textile artist)

Annie Legault (textile artist)

Delphine Platten (bookbinder)

Cynthia Sansregret (textile artist)

Mélina Schoenborn (ceramist)

MÉLINA SCHOENBORN, « Chorégraphie d'argile #1, 04 », 2020.