It was funded by contributions from governments and the members of the business community, notably the Desmarais family. Montreal Holocaust Museum Collection, donated by Maurice Shenkier, The fates of Jewish people during the Second World War. It is the largest art museum in Canada by gallery space. [21], On September 4, 1972, the museum was the site of the largest art theft in Canadian history, when armed thieves made off with jewellery, figurines and 18 paintings worth a total of $2 million at the time (approximately $12.2 million today), including works by Delacroix, Gainsborough and a rare Rembrandt landscape (Landscape with Cottages). In 1960, the centennial of the founding of the Art Association of Montreal was highlighted by the publication of a catalog of selected works from the collection and a museum guide. Things To Do Montreal. As we have done since last June, the MMFA will continue to offer visitor experiences of the utmost in safety and enjoyment, in full compliance with the health standards set forth by Quebec’s public health department. Montreal, Canada—Today, Hatch was announced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) as a partner for the Riopelle: The call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Culture exhibition, which launches this fall. © Jim Dine / SOCAN (2020) | Yinka Shonibare, C.B.E., Pan, 2018. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: A First in Canada . However, years later a conservator had the paint tested and found that the red pigments in it were mixed around 1687, four decades after Rubens died; the painting has since been reattributed to Rubens' students. When the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts purchased a 100-year-old mask from West Africa in 2006, it was the first time in almost 50 years it had acquired a work of African art. The Boutique also offers quality jewelry, sculpture and ceramics made exclusively for the Museum, inspired from works in the permanent collection. This was the main source of income for the museum's acquisition of European paintings until the 1950s. Late in October 2011, about eight weeks after the original theft, a similarly-sized sandstone relief of a guard's head dating to 5th-century-BCE Persia was stolen the same way. [13] Most members of this committee offered a considerable amount of their own money for the construction of the museum. MMFA, gift of Sarah Humphrey and Gérald van Gurp in honour of the MMFA’s 150th anniversary. The museum committee selected the project proposed by brothers Edward Maxwell and William Sutherland Maxwell. [16], In 1972, the MMFA became a semi-public institution funded mainly by government funds. He and the prosecutors agreed that while he did not know the relief had been stolen, he could have taken more steps to ascertain that it had not been than just doing a Google search on "Is a Mesopotamian artifact missing?" With the addition of a fifth pavilion, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts occupies a surface area of 53,095 square metres (571,510 sq ft), of which 13,000 square metres (140,000 sq ft) is dedicated to exhibition space. The department was entrusted to Frederick Cleveland Morgan, who became the curator of the collection on a voluntary basis from 1917 until his death in 1962. He had also worked at the museum from 1990 to 1992, after which he left to become an art … In accordance with the Government of Quebec’s directives, the Museum will remain closed to the public until Monday, January 11, 2021. It is the city's largest museum and is amongst the most prominent in Canada. Wagg, Susan. © Stephan Balkenhol / SOCAN (2020). Its encyclopedic collection, which is on display in five pavilions, covers such subjects as international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design and Quebec and Canadian art. The collection includes furniture, glass, silverware, textiles, ceramics and works of industrial design. [24] The two works were valued at $1.3 million together. *, * Offer valid only at the online store on select catalogues. Founded in 1860, it is the oldest art museum in Canada[5], Founded in 1860 by Bishop Fulford, the Art Association of Montreal was created to "encourage the appreciation of fine arts among the people of the city". Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor: Montreal's Square Mile and Beyond. Serge Lemoyne, Dryden, 1975. [12] The Art Association held an annual show of works created by its members as well as a Spring Salon devoted to the works of living Canadian Artists. MMFA, purchase, the MMFA’s Volunteer Association Fund. Location and directions, opening hours, fees, visitors services... Exhibition tickets, Bourgie Hall, events tickets... About the MMFA, education, art therapy and wellness, news... Acquisitions that enhance the diversity of the MMFA’s collection, Belgrade hosts the MMFA exhibition "Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss For All à la Jean Paul Gaultier", Launching an online boutique and reopening the MMFA's Boutique and Bookstore, Museum's Gift of the Holidays: the MMFA offers its exhibitions virtually, Successful result for This is Not a Ball, the MMFA Foundation’s first virtual auction, policy on the protection of personal Iinformation. The closure starts Saturday, March … [32], In the late 19th and early 20th century, the large art collections owned by many prominent Montreal families became dispersed through shared inheritance. Guide des collections du musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 2003, p. 21. History; Beginnings; Move to Sherbrooke Street West; Modern era; 1972 robbery Morgan added more than 7,000 pieces in the form of acquisitions, bequests or donations to the museum's collection. This proposal led to the construction of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion. © Estate of Serge Lemoyne / SOCAN (2020) | Ron Martin, Ultramarine Blue, 1971. The gift made by Benaiah Gibb was a watershed event in the founding of the museum's collection. Most objects come from were donated by Liliane and David M. Stewart, hence the name of the pavilion. The Museum Boutique and Bookstore has a wide selection of gift ideas, with high-quality, original items from diverse countries in a variety of price ranges. Safdie's architectural design incorporated the facade of New Sherbrooke Apartments, an apartment-hotel that occupied the site since 1905. [10] The Art Gallery at Phillips Square, designed by the Hopkins and Wily architecture firm,[11] comprised an exhibition room, another smaller room (known as the Reading Room)[3] reserved for graphic works as well as a lecture hall and an embryonic art school. The MMFA’s website is funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications as part of the implementation of measure 13 of Quebec’s digital culture plan. This latter gift was on condition that a new museum be constructed on the site within three years. © A. R. Penck / SOCAN (2020), This website uses cookies in order to optimize your browsing experience and for promotional purposes. [2], In 1892, John W. Tempest bequeathed sixty oil paintings and watercolor paintings as well as a trust fund for the purchase of works of art. ORIGINAL POST (Monday, July 13, late afternoon): The board of directors of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has terminated the contract of Nathalie Bondil as director and chief curator of the museum. These gifts expanded the range of the museum's collections, and reached a peak in 2000, with admission of the modern design collection assembled by Liliane M. Stewart and David M. Stewart, long a part of the Montreal Decorative Arts Museum and exhibited at the MMFA from 1997 to 2000. We look forward to seeing you very soon! The MMFA is spread across five pavilions and the full extent of the campus makes it amongst the largest art museums in North America. [25], In late 2013 a tip led investigators to the home of Simon Metke, an Edmonton man. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is the city’s largest museum and is amongst the most prominent in Canada. A limited architectural design competition was conducted to select an architect among three architectural firms that were invited to apply. [9] On the 26 May 1879, the Governor General of Canada, Sir John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, inaugurated the Art Gallery of the Art Association of Montreal, the first building in the history of Canada to be constructed specifically for the purpose of housing an art collection. The thieves likewise have never been identified, although there is at least one informal suspect. It was started in 1860, when a group of wealthy art-lovers from Montreal got together to fund a traveling exhibit of art. An outdoor pool, located above the restaurant, is available along with free WiFi in the guest rooms. These objects were made of a variety materials, reflecting their origins in different countries and time periods. / SOCAN (2020) | Dale Chihuly, Ruby Pineapple Chandelier, from the series “Chandeliers & Towers”, 2013. 2014. [27], The insurance company had taken legal ownership of the relief as a result of paying the claim, and while the museum could have bought it back by simply repaying the claim it declined to do so, as the relief was offered for sale at the 2016 Frieze Art Fair. MMFA, purchase in tribute to Liliane M. Stewart, made possible by the F. Cleveland Morgan Fund and the MMFA's Volunteer Association Fund. Canada’s oldest and one of its most important arts institutions, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) has been guided by a commitment to attract people from all walks of life. These have included works by Old Masters, as well as several of the largest collections of drawings of the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler.[36]. Hotel in Downtown Montreal, Montreal (0.3 miles from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) Le St-Martin Hotel Center-ville – Hotel Particulier is located above Montreal’s Underground City. The museum is partitioned into five pavilions: a 1912 Beaux Arts building designed by William Sutherland Maxwell and brother Edward Maxwell,[29] now named the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion; the modernist Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion across the street, designed by Moshe Safdie, built in 1991; the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion, the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion built 2011 and recently inaugurated the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. © Estate of Guido Molinari / SOCAN (2020) | Jim Dine, At the Carnival, 1996. Quantities are limited. [36][37] Liliane M. Stewart donated over 5,000 objects to the museum's collection (estimated value of C$15 million). MMFA, promised gift in honour of Phyllis Lambert. The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street. With the 2016 inauguration of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, the museum campus was expected to become the eighteenth largest art museum in North America. Montreal: MQUP. Guide des collections du musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 2003, p. 19. The collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal) is so large, it doesn't fit in one building and is instead located in four different "pavilions." [2] The permanent collection included approximately 44,000 works in 2013. One painting, believed at the time to have been a Jan Brueghel the Elder but later reattributed to one of his students, was returned by the thieves as a way of opening ransom negotiations; the rest have never been recovered. Three armed robbers used a skylight under repair to gain entry to the museum from its roof, tied up the three guards on duty, and left on foot with 18 paintings, including a rare Rembrandt landscape and works by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Corot, Delacroix, Rubens, and Thomas Gainsborough, as well as some figurinesand jewellery. The Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion is the institution's main building, with its international art collection. The other buildings focus on archaeology, Canadian art and decorative arts. [19] In the mid 1980s, he proposed a major expansion of the museum. Hotel in Downtown Montreal, Montréal (0.3 miles from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) Le St-Martin Hotel Centre-ville – Hotel Particulier is located above Montreal’s Underground City. An outdoor pool, located above the restaurant, is available along with free WiFi in the guest rooms. [35], Major contributions have been made by Renata and Michal Hornstein since the 1970s. Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy is investigating the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal for its abrupt dismissal of director and chief curator Nathalie Bondil. [2] The original "reading room" of the Art Association of Montreal was the precursor of the museum's current library, the oldest art library in Canada.[3]. [14] The Phillip's Square location was demolished in 1912, and is now a Burger King. "Hopkins, John William." The pavilion houses nearly 900 decorative art and design objects. Montreal physicians will soon have a new possible prescription for their patients: fine art. This past summer, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts surprised the art world by firing its director, Nathalie Bondil, a figure who had earned the attention … Bondil first joined the museum as a curator in 1999 and became its director in 2007. [32], In 1917, the Art Association of Montreal created a department devoted to the decorative arts. On September 4, 1972, a major theft took place at the museum. Designed by architect Fred Lebensold the building backs directly onto the back of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion. website 514-285-1600 1 800-899-6873 email. 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Stewart Pavilion (1976), Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace (2017), This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 02:36. Guide des collections du musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 2003, p. 22. MMFA, gift of Nathalie Goyette and Théa, Joseph, Hadrien, Arthur and Philippe Lamarre in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ 150th anniversary. The expansion will make it the eighteenth largest art museum in North America. [22], One day before the 39th anniversary of the 1972 theft, a visitor took a 20-by-21-centimetre (7.9 by 8.3 in) Roman marble head from the 1st century CE from its pedestal. He was charged with possession of stolen property, possessing the proceeds of a crime and possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; his girlfriend faced the latter two charges as well. MONTREAL -- The Montreal Museum of Fine arts is closing its doors in response to the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, please see our policy on the protection of personal Iinformation. [17], An expansion of the museum was undertaken during the 1970s culminating in 1976, with the opening of the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion. He gave the core of his art collection consisting of 72 canvases and 4 bronzes. The Roman head also remains missing as of 2017.[26]. The Claire and Marc Bourgie houses the Quebec and Canadian art, and the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for peace is the home for the international art collection. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts 1380 Sherbrooke Street West Montréal H3G 1J5 The MMFA is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors. Founded in 1860, it was one of the first museums in North America to establish an encyclopaedic … The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts offers you a mobile application that can guide you in the discovery of the Museum complex. [18], The appointment of Bernard Lamarre in 1982 as president of the board of directors, revitalized the museum after several difficult years. Photo MMFA, Photograph of passengers on the Sherpa Pinto Ship’s deck, 1944. MMFA, gift of Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin (gift of Abra and William Mastenbroek), William Brymner, Girl with a Dog, Lower Saint Lawrence, 1905. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. However, some heirs made large donations to the museum, such members of the Drummond, Angus, Van Horne, and Hosmer families, among others. [30][31] It was named the Claire and Marc Bourgie pavilion, as a recognition of the family's considerable financial support, and opened in 2010. Thursday and Friday: noon to 8 p.m. The museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Virtual Museum of Canada. On December 9, 1912, the Governor General of Canada, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, inaugurated the new Museum of the Art Association of Montreal on Sherbrooke Street West in front of 3,000 people present for the occasion. While the Desmarais Pavilion houses modern and contemporary art collection, the Hornstein's focus is specifically archaeology and ancient art; the Lilian and David M. Stewart is devoted to decorative arts and design. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced on Thursday that Stéphane Aquin has been named the institution’s new director. Learn more about our guidelines for visitors, Raymonde April (born in 1953), “Self-portrait with Curtain,” from the group “My Gaze Is Clear Like a Sunflower,” 1991, digital chromogenic print from a film negative. [32] In 1927, a collection of over 300 objects, including 150 paintings, was donated by the descendants of Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal. The building's architecture is modernist, made of concrete structures located along du Musée Avenue and in contrast with the classical architecture of the first pavilion. The 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery, sometimes called the Skylight Caper, took place very early in the morning of September 4 of that year. Until January 11, 2021, visit four banner exhibitions from our program for free and as often as you like! … The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA; French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, MBAM) is an art museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At over a hundred years old and still going strong, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is more avant-garde and relevant than ever before. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a member of the International Group of Organizers of Large-scale Exhibitions,[4] also known as the Bizot Group, a forum which allows the leaders of the largest museums in the world to exchange works and exhibitions. Several gifts and bequests are made by the heirs or descendants of the collectors who founded the Art Association. Aquin, a Montreal native, worked as a curator of contemporary art at the MMFA from 1998 to 2015. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA; French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, MBAM) is an art museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.It is the largest art museum in Canada by gallery space. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA; French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, MBAM) is an art museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Driven by a daring and innovative approach, it has developed into a venerable museum complex revered by lovers of art, music and cinema from here and abroad. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. He received a conditional discharge with probation and community service as his sentence; a character in the 2016 film Yoga Hosers was inspired by him after the story was reported in the media. Trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition, they proposed a building that catered to French taste of the time: sober and majestic. The former director and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Nathalie Bondil, is suing her ex-employer for $2 million over her sudden termination in July. Hopkins, John William | Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada. This decision is effective today, says a release issued by the museum early this afternoon. Fifty objects were taken including eighteen paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Eugène Delacroix that were never recovered. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is among them. The SQ, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, executed a search warrant and recovered the Persian piece in January 2014. It was started in 1860, when a group of wealthy art-lovers from Montreal got together to fund a traveling exhibit of art. The Boutique and Bookstore team is delighted to welcome you until December 23. Roy said she was “flabbergasted” when she first learned that Bondil’s job was in jeopardy, telling Le Devoir: “the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is Nathalie Bondil.” It was controversial at the time, despite innovations like the ceiling box for a track lighting and large open interior. In 1877, the Art Association received an exceptional gift from Benaiah Gibb,[8] a Montreal businessman. Header video credits [20] In 1991, the museum's third building, designed by Moshe Safdie, was built on the south side of Sherbrooke Street. [15] Work began in the summer of 1910 and finished in the fall of 1912. They settled on the site of the abandoned Holton House, on Sherbrooke Street West, for the construction of the new museum. © 2020 Chihuly Studio / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montréal. Contents. This new pavilion allowed the museum to double the display surface currently dedicated to Canadian artists. On February 14, 2007, the museum's administration board announced its project to convert the Église Erskine and American [fr], located on Sherbrooke West street, into a Canadian art pavilion. The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street. The generous gift engaged a keen interest in the public and, because of it, the donations multiplied. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is Quebec's most-visited museum and one of the most popular museums in Canada, welcoming a million visitors each year. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, a bold, innovative and caring museum that is welcoming to all disciplines such as the visual arts, history and science. © Ron Martin, CARCC (2020) | Guido Molinari, Green-blue Bi-serial, 1967. MMFA, purchase, the Canada Council for the Arts' Acquisition Assistance Program. Senator Robert Mackay, the owner of the property, was convinced to sell the house for a good price. [26], Metke pled guilty to the first charge in April 2017. Culture from the couch. Until January 10, 2021, take advantage of a 15% discount on all our 1 year Member packages. Three months after the controversial dismissal of Nathalie Bondil, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has appointed Stéphane Aquin, chief … During the following twenty years, the organization had an itinerant existence during which its shows and expositions were held in various Montreal venues.[7]. [6], Since it did not have a permanent place to store acquisitions the Art Association was not able to acquire works to display nor to seek works from collectors. [28] While police suggested at the time of Metke's arrest they had some leads on the thief, he has not been identified. Photo MMFA, Dana Schutz, How We Would Talk, 2007. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) (French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM)) is an art museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Opening hours A Romanesque Revival church with Tiffany stained glass, dating from 1893–94, the church had been designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1998. [33] He also expanded the mandate of the museum, from an institution dedicated solely to the fine arts to an encyclopedic museum, open to all forms of art. It is the largest art museum in Canada by gallery space. In 2007, on the 35th anniversary of the theft, it was removed from exhibit and remains in storage. The MMFA is spread across five pavilions, and occupies a total floor area of 53,095 square metres (571,510 sq ft), 13,000 (140,000 sq ft) of which are exhibition space. December 21, 22 and 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special offer: Until December 15, 2020, catalogues from past exhibitions are on sale at the exceptional price of $20! [13] A committee responsible for the construction of the museum was formed consisting of James Ross, Richard B. Angus, Vincent Meredith, Louis-Joseph Forget and David Morrice (the father of painter James Wilson Morrice). The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s largest museum, a grand arts complex that attracts over a million visitors each year. [23], With the insurance money from the theft, the museum bought a large Peter Paul Rubens painting, The Leopards, which it promoted as the largest Rubens in Canada. Established in 1847, originally under the name of Montreal Society of Artists, it became the Art Association of Montreal in 1860. The institution is making its virtual exhibition tours free while it remains closed as a protective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The app was designed to enhance your experience, and has the following features: - The audioguide for the major exhibition on view, accessi… Other donations come from new donors such as Joseph Arthur Simard, who in 1959 offered a collection of 3,000 Japanese incense boxes that belonged to the French statesman Georges Clemenceau.[35]. One of the Brueghels was returned by th… News Travel Eat & Drink Things To Do Deals More. The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street. From November 15 to December 31, 2020, your donation to the MMFA Foundation will be doubled thanks to the support of generous patrons. [34], Since 1955, the museum gained the acquisition funds it needed to buy Canadian or foreign works from the legacy of Horsley and Annie Townsend. Aquin currently holds the … Attracting close to one million visitors every year, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was originally called the Art Association of Montreal when it was founded in 1860 by a group of a wealthy art-loving Montreal residents. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s largest museum, a grand arts complex that attracts over a million visitors each year. The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street.. MMFA, gift of the artist, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Storm Brewing over Hochelaga, about 1940. Accessed March 14, 2018. 144. [22] In 2003, The Globe and Mail estimated that the Rembrandt alone would be worth $1 million. In 1949, the Art Association of Montreal was renamed as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which was more representative of the institution's mandate. The museum was enlarged in 1893 by founding member G. Drummond's nephew, Andrew Thomas Taylor, with decorative carving by sculptor Henry Beaumont. 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