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Arts & Museums
A perfect place to keep the kids happy for a day, this museum and interactive extravaganza is dedicated to the history and future of space exploration and science. Explore the museum at your leisure or take a guided tour with one of the trained employees. The Cosmodome is well known for its three and six day space camps held in the summer; kids get to ride in space flight simulators and meet actual astronauts and space scientists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lovely gallery that opened its doors in 1996, promotes contemporary art and artists. It encourages artists to innovate and hosts art exhibitions on a regular basis. For event updates and other details, please check website.
This gallery presents innovative artwork, including oddities, sculptures, found objects and other contemporary forms. It also works with artists to convert living spaces into artistic shapes and forms. It is definitely not your typical, formal gallery but anyone interested in the use of ordinary objects transformed into geometric art will find the exhibits intriguing.
At this leading-edge gallery, female artists are encouraged to take advantage of the latest technological materials and techniques, while at the same time not shunning more traditional approaches. In addition to the regular exhibition space, the center offers a media room where installations and video programs are presented. Some of the gallery's better-known exhibits have included shows by American Lynn Hershman, England's Rosa Lee, and Montreal's Nadine Norman.
Established in the heart of the Plateau since 1980, Graff has concentrated on the promotion of contemporary art. With this in mind, the gallery not only has daily showings but also holds several dozen special event exhibitions annually. Its works have been displayed at thematic exhibitions around the world, and more than 1000 individual pieces are available. The art includes new and innovative paintings, sculptures, etchings, photographs and installations, all produced by the gallery's stable of artists.
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.
This non-profit artist-run gallery and center has been around since 1982; it includes exhibitions, video screenings and performance art, along with an artist residence. Special programs include lectures and concerts. The center is open to all the arts, be they experimental or traditional, and presents the full spectrum of artistic ideas and forms. Oboro consistently encourages artists from Montreal's various communities and cultures.