By popular demand, the Montréal Museum of fine Arts (MMFA) is extending the run of the exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives until March 29, 2020. Already seen by over 100,000 visitors, this major exhibition offers a completely new picture of the everyday life of six individuals who lived along the Nile between 900 B.C.E. and 180 C.E. using an innovative approach that combines the arts and science. Making its North American premiere at the MMFA, the exhibition presents six mummies together with 240 artifacts from ancient Egypt from the collection of the British Museum. Non-invasive medical imaging techniques made it possible to shed new light on different aspects of the life – and death – of these six ancient Egyptians. Until March 29, 2020.
The MMFA is opening its doors to a selection of artworks from the remarkable art collection of Ontario philanthropist, collector and patron W.Bruce C.Bailey. The exhibition “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” brings together a selection of over 100 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures spanning vastly different time periods and cultures, drawn from his extraordinary collection. These works encourage visitors to consider how art can reflect a unique sensibility and simultaneously unearth shared commonalities, inviting us to better understand differences. Contemporary Art Square, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, until March 29, 2020.
The MMFA also presents About Face: Photographs by Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Rachel Harrison. This exhibition brings together the work of three major American artists whose practice is deeply engaged with the history of representation of women. Presented artworks are drawn from the collection of Carol and David Appel, prominent collectors of international contemporary art in Canada. Graphic Arts Centre, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, until March 29, 2020.
The Montreal Museum of Fine-Arts will transport you to 19th and 20th century Paris in the company of the great Post-Impressionist masters with the exhibition Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants. Paris, 1900: a revolution was underway during the Belle Époque. “Art for all!” declared artists who exhibited under the motto “no jury, no awards.” Cofounder of the Salon des Indépendants, Paul Signac made a name for himself as the theoretician of the so-called “postimpressionist scientists.” Discover a magnificent body of 500 paintings and graphic works from an exceptional private collection to be exhibited in its entirety for the first time – the largest collection of works by Paul Signac, but also of avant-garde: Impressionists (Monet and Morisot), Fauves (Dufy, Friesz and Marquet), Symbolists (Gauguin, Mucha and Redon), Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Lacombe, Sérusier, Ranson and Vallotton), Neo-Impressionists (Cross, Guillaumin, Luce, Pissarro, Seurat and Van Rysselberghe) and observers of life in Paris (Anquetin, Degas, Lautrec, Picasso and Steinlen). From March 28 to September 27, 2020.
Currently presented at Musée Pointe-à-Callière, the exhibition entitled The Incas, Treasures of Peru! gives Montréal museumgoers a taste of one of the richest legacies of craftsmanship the world has ever seen. A North American exclusive, the exhibition takes visitors on a stunning journey deep into Andean and Peruvian cultures to reveal the secrets of the Inca Empire, its power, its mysterious rituals and customs, and, above all, its remarkable artistic achievements. Until April 13, 2020.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) continues to grow its international reputation through three remarkable travelling exhibitions. Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, one of the most popular international travelling exhibitions in MAC’s history begins the second leg of its international tour today in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the exhibition will be presented until April 13, 2020 at the Kunstforeningen GL STRAND and Nikolaj Kunsthal Art center. Meanwhile, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Unstable Presence, coproduced with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), may be viewed until March 1, 2020 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Monterrey, Mexico. The tour’s next stop will be at the SFMOMA, from April 25 to November 1, 2020. Also, the Françoise Sullivan retrospective continues its Canadian tour at the Art Gallery in Windsor, from February 14 to May 10, 2020, and then at the Musée régional de Rimouski from October 18, 2020 to January 31, 2021.