Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art

Aug 23, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: English, Museums

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art

“The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was founded by the Québec government in 1964. At first, the museum was a department within Québec’s ministère des Affaires culturelles. In 1983, the government changed the museum’s status, making it an autonomous body with its own Board of Directors. Our mission is to promote and preserve contemporary Québec art as well as Canadian and international contemporary art, through exhibitions and numerous other cultural activities.

The Musée moved to the heart of downtown on May 28, 1992. Truly a museum for the twenty-first century, the Musée d’art contemporain is part of the Place des Arts, Canada’s only cultural complex devoted to both the performing and visual arts.

A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée offers a varied program ranging from presentations of its Permanent Collection to exhibitions of works by Québec, Canadian and international artists. The Permanent Collection comprises some 7,000 works, including the largest collection of art by Paul-Émile Borduas.

Discover today’s art created by living artists using the most current media…

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a provincially owned corporation funded by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and receives additional financial support for some exhibitions from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.”

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