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Renting a Work of Art

The Prêt d’oeuvres d’art collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is made up of more than 1,800 works by Québec artists. It was established in 1982 by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to promote contemporary Québec art and make it visible to the public.

The MNBAQ manages the circulation of works in the CPOA through its art rental program made available to Québec ministries, organizations, delegations abroad and corporate clients. Each year, more than 50 organizations take advantage of this service, enabling them to display contemporary art in their workplace. The annual rental fees are modest and range from $220 to $500 per work. The rental contract is for a period of two years and may be renewed twice, for a maximum of six years.

Alongside its rental program for works of art, the CPOA issues an annual call for submissions to professional contemporary artists residing in Québec. The CPOA makes its new acquisitions from the submissions received, in conformance with the principal objective of the collection, which is to make works of contemporary art available for display in the buildings of the government of Québec.

Do you wish to rent works from the CPOA?

Contact Maude Lévesque at 418 644-6460, ext. 3358, or toll-free at 1 866 220-2150.

Consult the entire CPOA collection on line

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Credits: Mélanie Authier, Ground Keeper. 2015. Watercolour and ink on paper, 56 x 73 cm (work); 63.3 x 82.7 cm (frame). Purchase for the Prêt d’œuvres d’art collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, with the support of the young philanthropists of Le Cercle 179.