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Arts & Museums
This exposition space offers an opportunity for students and graduates of the University's Plastic Arts Department to exhibit their materials. Displays include photography, video, internet art, performance art and installations, the whole range of contemporary art. Call ahead to know more
Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and not too far from the Canadian National Film Board's Ciné-Robothèque, this is the province of Quebec's national cinema archive and theater. Museum exhibits at the Cinémathèque Québécoise include a permanent study of animation, along with any number of rotating displays and touring shows. The cinema itself is state-of-the-art, running its own program of features and documentaries from Quebec, Canada and around the world. The cinemas are also often used in the various film festivals in Montreal.
Local history comes alive in this exquisitely renovated public bathhouse, which is a beautiful example of 1920s architecture. This museum was created to chronicle the history of the Village, which is one of the city's oldest and most intriguing neighborhoods. Through photos, artifacts and interviews, this museum focuses on the working class and the effects of industrialization in the area. A permanent exhibit touches on the history of the workers in the area, their families and the condition of their daily lives.
The permanent exhibit of the enormously successful Just For Laughs Festival, this museum is a fascinating journey through the history of comedy. Kids will especially enjoy the Les Amuseurs Exhibit, a guided tour through the many different forms comedy has taken through the last 500 years. The museum will also organize a birthday party to remember!
Opened in 1992 in the heart of downtown, this gallery has dedicated itself to presenting contemporary photography. It devotes a large number of exhibits to budding artists just starting to make names for themselves. A recent move to this larger space has allowed the gallery to open up more exhibition room for photographers. Exhibits are chosen by a committee of five from portfolios submitted between March and September of each year.
Created in 1869, as home to the 65th Regiment of the Canadian Army, the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal is one of the oldest units still standing. Located on Henri-Julien Avenue, the site now functions as a museum that archives medals, artifacts, documents, photographs and various other ephemera associated with the unit. The museum offers regular tours and is open to public on Tuesdays from 6.30p to 9p and Mondays through Fridays by appointment alone.
Once the residence of Governor Claude de Ramezay, Château Ramezay Museum chronicles the rich history of Montreal. It houses an impressive collection of antiques, photographs, paintings and costumes. Check the website or call ahead for more details.
Recent archaeological excavations in the cellar of the Notre-Dame-du-Bonsecours Chapel have unearthed the foundations of Montreal's first stone church, which was constructed by medical and educational pioneer Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1675. The museum, located at the back of the chapel, contains several exhibition rooms devoted to the history of the city, the chapel and to the story of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a nun credited with establishing the first hospitals in Quebec.
Located at Place des Arts, this museum prides itself on presenting extraordinary, sometimes controversial contemporary art in an uncluttered and welcoming setting. There is a reasonable permanent collection of Canadian artists and the outdoor sculpture garden, which changes seasonally, is of particular interest. Among the best known components of the collection are works by Paul-Émile Borduas and renowned photographer Jeff Wall. Temporary exhibitions include photography, multimedia, sculpture, film and artist-in-residence programs. Check the website or call ahead to find out more about their live music events.
Located in the Bonsecours Market, Art et Antiquités Medius represents the rich heritage of Canada. The unique selection of Inuit, Amerindian and Quebec art reflect the cultural diversity. European paintings from 17th and 19th Century and antique furniture from 18th-19h Centuries feature among the showcased collection. Connoisseurs and art lovers can't stop admiring the frameworks of art. This place is ideal for locals and tourists who have an eye for art.
Galerie des métiers d'art hosts shows featuring the work of the most talented and skilled Quebec artisans. Situated in Bonsecours Market, this gallery showcases pieces of art designed from glass, ceramic and metal. Designers like Guys Levesque, Rosie Godbout and Ronald Labelle present their creations which include lamps, chairs, tables and apparels. You can also find exquisite jewelery designers and cabinet-makers in their collection. A perfect destination for those who acknowledge art and craftsmanship.
Galerie d'Art Le Bourget is a popular art gallery in Montreal. Established in 1997, it has been showcasing work of local as well as international artists on a regular basis. From oil paintings, to still life and abstract art, there are wide range of paintings from several artists. The art presented here is unique and beautiful. Artists such as Nathalie Chiasson, Raymond Caouette, Pascale Bellot and many more showcase their work. Drop by and see the beautiful artworks for yourself. Call for more information.