16 Dec 2019

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10 Holiday activities for art lovers

10 Holiday activities for art lovers

Are you searching for things to do during your winter break this year? Why not discover the cultural and artistic events held right here in Old-Montréal! Here are ten activities for art lovers to seek out during this holiday season.

Galerie 203

Galerie 203 is the must-see destination for art lovers! Here, you will find expositions containing paintings, photography, screen printings, and sculptures by artists from Québec and beyond. It’s a true pleasure on the eyes.

Mon Shack au Québec

Come support your local artists and creators at Mon Shack au Québec. Uncover all sorts of creations, jewellery, and objets d’art that will definitely give you some inspiration for your Christmas shopping ventures.

Phi Centre

Inspired by the game of the same name (Exquisite Corpse in English), invented in 1925 by surrealist artists, the Phi Centre presents the virtual reality exposition Cadavre Exquis where you will be able to discover several contemporary artists, like Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, and Laurie Anderson. And, don’t miss Centre Phi’s Open House Day on Wednesday the 18th of December, where patrons can attend an expo for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum

For the first time in Montréal, artist Claude Lafortune invites you to explore his works at the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum! Until January 20th, 2020, come see this touring expo featuring the artist’s paper sculptures representing historical and biblical figures.

Galerie Beauchamp

Whether you favour an abstract, contemporary, or more photographic style, there is something for everyone at Galerie Beauchamp. During the holidays, discover new local and international artists; you will be fascinated by their creations.

Galerie Lenoir

Each month, Galerie Lenoir showcases works from local artists in different themed expositions. In December, make sure to check out their winter expo to see new talents and maybe even find a gift idea for the art fans in your life.

The Phi Foundation for Contemporary Arts

After the success of their last exposition showcasing the works of Yoko Ono, the Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art is now host to two new exceptional expositions that will be running up until March 20th, 2020. In What Has Been Seen, the artist couple Eva and Franco Mattes is redefining the frontiers of the Internet, and the Phil Collins exposition touches on his determining role in music. You absolutely need to see this one during your winter vacation.

Galerie LeRoyer

For a look at some more modern and original works of art, head over to Galerie LeRoyer, where you can doubtlessly find what you’ve been searching for. Since 1995, the gallery has endeavoured to bring new talents and remarkable works to the public’s consciousness.

Ashukan Cultural Space

For your vacation, why not pay a visit to the Ashukan Cultural Space and discover works from aboriginal artists to learn more about their culture? You will also find some gift ideas for your loved ones. Until January 26th, the Ashukan Cultural Space is hosting the exhibition NISK and stories from the land, and over the course of this display, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Eeyou culture traditions and the work of artists Jimmy Tim Whiskeychan and Nadya Kwandibens.

Galerie Blanche

If you particularly like contemporary art, then you are in the right place! Be they paintings or sculptures, Galerie Blanche continuously displays works of art from contemporary Canadian artists for your viewing pleasure.