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Doyon-Rivest

Pavlova: ephemeral artwork

October 25, 2019 - January 9, 2022

Doyon-Rivest’s work explores the principle of the reward pathway: activities that trigger the release of dopamine in our body induce a state of euphoria and generate seeking of immediate pleasure.

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Challenging

350 Years of Art Practice in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

In the first half of the 20th century, challenges to an institutional academicism that had come to be seen as backward looking favoured the emergence of new cultural networks that advocated a conception of art foregrounding visual experimentation and artistic independence.

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Feeling

350 Years of Art Practice in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

The presentation of various technical approaches that showcase the strengths and constraints specific to each discipline in the depiction of landscape offers a complete panorama of the evolution of this major genre in the history of Québec art.

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Imagining

350 Years of Art Practice in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

In this room, visitors will see an artist’s studio—that of Napoléon Bourassa—a political space and a religious space that, taken together, show the many forms assumed by art practices associated with commemoration.

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Becoming

350 Years of Art Practice in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

This room contains a collection of painted and photographic portraits of well-known men and women, and of some lesser-known or unknown individuals considered either typical of their time or class, or unique.

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Believing

350 Years of Art Practice in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

This room relates how various art practices emerged in the 17th century, a period dominated mainly by the importation of art works from France.

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350 Years of Artistic Practices in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

To mark its 85th anniversary in 2018, the MNBAQ opened five new exhibition rooms devoted to ancient and modern art.

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From Ferron to BGL

Contemporary Art in Québec

Museum’s collections - Any time

More than 60 key works from 1960 to today by essential figures in the history of Québec art. An innovative panorama of the history of Quebec's contemporary art.

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