From its origins in 1860 to present day, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art (MMFA) has been an historic landmark that entrances Montrealers and tourists alike. With the summer upon us, we thought it an apt time to take a look at some notable exhibitions – both current and upcoming – that should reignite your love of this amazing space…just in case you’ve forgotten how spectacular it is…
The Earth is Blue like an Orange
In this contemporary art collection, the Museum has opted to bring together 30 works informed with a sense of the marvellous. Comprised of photographs, paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and models by a mix of Canadian, European, Japanese, and American artists, The Earth is Blue like an Orange is meant to help visitors see the world in a new light. On through September 4th, 2011.
The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracota Army
This unique selection of over 300 artifacts traces Chinese history throughout the Chou dynasty, the first Qin empire, and the Western Han dynasty. Showing until June 26th, 2011.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Jean Paul Gaultier has been one of the definitive designers of our time, creating awe-inspiring fashions for runways the world over. In this exhibit, you’ll get to see a thematic approach to the world of JPG, tracing the influences that have shaped the couturier’s creative development. Gaultier has been cited as calling this exhibition his “biggest show ever.” June 17th through October 2nd, 2011.
The Shape of Days (La forme des jours)
This new installation by Serge Murphy – featured in the museum’s Contemporary Art Square – is a showcase that covers the walls with a multitude of statuettes cobbled together from wood, cardboard, paint, string and wire, and featured on shelves like knick-knacks. June 22nd through October 2nd, 2011.
Image courtesy CraftForm.com