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Arts & Museums
Montreal has the third largest holocaust survivor population in the world and this museum displays a collection of over four-hundred artifacts and video testimonies. It encourages visitors to fight intolerance in all its forms and offers the visitor an unforgettable journey about tragedy and triumph.
This legendary Montreal institution, Centre Segal des Arts de la Scène, offers events and activities year-round for the entire family, including theater, fine arts and exhibits associated with the School of Fine Arts. Exhibitors at the Liane and Danny Taran Gallery have included Pieter Laurens Mol, Susan Rothenberg and John Scott. The gallery hosts many traveling exhibits. Since first opening in 1967, the center has built an enviable reputation for its multi-disciplinary approach to both performing and visual arts. Tickets for various other events vary in price.
When Brother André died in 1937 he left behind the fulfillment of his lifelong dream: the construction of a church in honor of St Joseph. Located on the side of Mount Royal, this museum in the magnificent St Joseph's Oratory holds Brother André's heart, as well as a collection of more than 300 nativity scenes from all over the world. You will also find discarded crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs left behind by those who felt themselves healed through Brother André's intercession.
A brand-new exposition hall on the campus of the University of Montreal, this center tries to bring together two disciplines often considered opposites: science and art, and two methods of creation: the individual and the collective. The exhibition area boasts an exterior garden, which can be used for showings during the summer months. The use of new technologies such as lasers, CD-ROMs, holograms, and interactive media is encouraged.
Formerly called the Musée d'art de Saint-Laurent, Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec is housed in a beautiful former church. It was moved piece by piece from the city center and was rebuilt in the likeness of the 1867 original. This lovely museum promotes artisanal objects that showcase the province's cultural heritage through traditional art and crafts. It also highlights contemporary and artistic expressions of Quebec's various ethnic communities. Its notable collection ranges between the 18th and 19th Centuries. Besides its permanent and temporary exhibits, it also hosts educational and cultural programs as well as workshops. You can shop for souvenirs made by local artists at their store.
One of the more exciting Montreal chic and contemporary arts centers, Visual Arts Centre in the suburb of Westmount is definitely not afraid to take chances when it comes to presenting today's art in all its sometimes controversial splendor. Be it straightforward painting on canvas, traditional sculpture, ceramics, photography or more daring acrylic work on plywood and mixed media on paper, the gallery has presented it all at one time or another. Call or consult website for current programs.
Located in Westmount, this prestigious gallery has been at the forefront of Canadian contemporary art and a showcase for both Canadian and international artists since 1980. Showings at the gallery encompass a space of some 464 square meters (5000 square feet). Among the painters, sculptors and photographers on display are Jim Dine, Stephen Conroy and Nicola Hicks. Recent additions include diverse landscapes from Rafael Sottolichio, Yehouda Chaki, Holly King and Wade Hoefer.
From its location in the high-end suburb of Westmount, West End Gallery has been offering fine Canadian art, making it one of the oldest galleries still in existence in the city. The emphasis is on accessibility, for the artist and for the potential buyer. Offered are paintings, sculptures and etchings at reasonable prices for those who appreciate more traditional fine art.
Located just blocks away from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this classical art gallery presents a great selection of Canadian contemporary and historical artworks. Among the historical selection, the gallery has exhibited and sold a selection of historical masters such as Fritz Brandtner, Maurice Cullen, Cornelius Krieghoff, Anne Savage and Jean Paul Lemieux. Notable Canadian artists include the inventive works of Henry Wanton Jones, the somber works of Pierre Lefebvre, or the beautiful, poignant European-inspired dream scape collages of the Croatian-Canadian artist Maja Vodanovic.
BBAM! is a melange of pop culture and vintage goodies. Drop in to take a look at their collection of art, book, vinyl records, clothes and more or for just a cup of coffee. You could even attend their live music performances which range from jazz to folk. The gallery truly celebrates art in every form. Check their website to keep yourself updated with the latest events.
This is one of Canada's foremost galleries of Native artwork, and has recently relocated to the poshest stretch of Sherbrooke Street West, next to many other prestigious galleries. A recent exhibit featured striking Inuit sculptures by well-known artists such as Toonoo Sharky and Omalluk Oshutsiaq. Other non-Native crafts include a selection of tableware, vases, wall hangings and other pieces from across Canada. Prices befit the gallery's reputation and its finicky taste.
Housed in a much lauded modern building and the 125-year-old Shaughnessy House, this museum offers fascinating glimpses into architecture, urban design and more esoteric fields (a recent exhibit focused on the American Lawn). Permanent collections include the sketches, plans and photographs of famous architects and buildings. The museum frequently plays host to premiere touring exhibits.