The art takes the air at the MNBAQ

L’art prend l’air au MNBAQ

The activities between the walls of the museum are restricted due to the pandemic ? So, why not break out the art outside ? This is the thinking behind the new summer program of the national Museum of fine arts, which invests all summer its outdoor spaces with a plethora of activities.

A scene and a terrace were arranged on the square in front of the central pavilion, which will host a series of intimate performances, already victims of their own success. Emerging artists Ariane Roy, Lou-Adriane Cassidy, Alexandra Lost and Valencia will offer aperitifs-music, while the SOQ will present concerts-midi, duo, trio or quartet.

Even before the official announcement of the programming, Wednesday, all seats were already reserved. Passers-by will still be able to clump together – two meters distance, of course – all around the courtyard.

Guided tour Walk around of the MNBAQ.

Otherwise, the square will also be the theatre of improvisation sessions on the works of the collection, quizzes, stories, dusk, picnic, history and the creative workshops for the family. The sculpture Garden and the Park of the museum will be led by yoga sessions and performance of contemporary dance, among others.

In addition, the artist Mathieu Gotti install its mobile workshop of wood carving, while the multi-disciplinary artist Ilana Pichon will carry out all around the museum, an ephemeral and large-scale.

One can also reserve his place for a guided walk around the MNBAQ, to revisit the history of the museum and its architecture.

The sculptor Mathieu Gotti with his workshop mobile.

It’s free

This programming unexpected is a perfect example of ” constraints, which are transformed into opportunities, stresses the director of the mediation of the MNBAQ, Josée Duhaime. We would not have done this without COVID. But here, we would like to keep something out for next year “.

All activities are free of charge. However, even if everything is outside, you need to book to attend one of them, not to create large queues.

“It is a little funny, but we wondered how to do activities that will not be too popular, because we do not have the right to attract crowds of people. This is the first time we’d done this as an approach “, she concluded laughing.

Places can be booked on the site

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