Despite the confinement, many establishments in Old Montreal have come up with initiatives so that you can still enrich your culture and enjoy art in the comfort of your home.
To entertain children during these forced holidays, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum has launched “Pointe-à-Callière at Home!”. This project offers several initiatives to amuse the youngest and satisfy their curiosity. On this page you will find:
Ideal for learning while having fun!
Art and culture are blended together at the Centre d’Histoire de Montréal! Since the beginning of this confinement, you can find 3 virtual exhibitions on their website that you can simply admire in the comfort of your house. Come discover the history of the Jeanne-Mance housing project or shed light on the adventures of the unpredictable Dr. Bethune.
Now more than ever, supporting local artists is crucial and Galerie Lenoir understands this. To do so, the gallery has decided to continue with their daily exhibitions based on various themes, but online! If you are an artist, you can contact them to find out how to “exhibit” your works and if you just want to enjoy the paintings, you can go to their Instagram account to enjoy the virtual tours.
To keep on feeding the dialogue about contemporary art, the Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art has come up with a podcast called The Aura which discusses art through interviews with a selection of artists, curators, writers, thinkers and lovers of contemporary art. Hosted by Cheryl Sim, Commissioner and CEO of the PHI Foundation, the first episode is a discussion with the British artist Ed Atkins on the theme of expressing the inexpressible.
Known as one of the best places for art and music lovers, the Phi Centre has thought of a way to entertain you and has come up with the special page Living Traces. On this page, you will discover several projects and initiatives such as the virtual residence of ten creators who will communicate through their artistic creations based on the idea of "being alone together", a concept that resonates strongly with the public these days.
Even if the team at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel and the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum cannot welcome you on-site, they are still working hard for you. The communication manager speaks up in this video to reassure you and keep you updated and you will also find content on their Facebook page to entertain children with colouring pages, activities, facts on Marguerite Bourgeoys' life and more.
Although closed to the public, Beauchamp Gallery remains at your service at all times. Whether you are an artist or an art lover, their online and phone services are always open for questions! Their team is also working on a publication schedule so be prepared and don’t hesitate to follow them on their social media to stay updated.
Even online, the LeRoyer Gallery remains a great place for art enthusiasts! Despite the current crisis, you can find all the works from their current exhibitions on their website, such as the FOCUS exhibition that highlights the works of the Spanish artist Yulia Bas. Moreover, the gallery is also working on a series of videos for their social media channels named GLR studio visits. Stay tuned!
To keep children entertained, the Montreal Science Centre offers a list of fun activities on their website. Perfect to come together as a family and learn! You will discover how to build the motor of a carousel or a miniature bow to have fun with your children during this forced leave!