Three exhibits you won’t want to miss at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Featured Events, March 18, 2024 2024-03-18

Lake O'Hara painting by J. E. H. MacDonald.
J.E.H. MacDonald, Morning, Lake O’Hara, 1926. Oil on canvas, 76,2 x 88,9 cm, Empire Company Limited, Stellarton, NS

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec unveils three must-see exhibits presented this spring and summer. Don’t miss the chance to discover Canadian and European artists from different periods.

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art

Until May 12, 2024, immerse yourself in the collections of the Sobey family, one of the most remarkable private collections of Canadian art. Owned by the family for the past three generations, the 150 works in the exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art showcase emblematic artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, some of whom are rarely seen in Quebec. With tormented landscapes, abstractions, personal narratives and hard-hitting revisions of Canadian history, the exhibition offers a veritable panorama of Canadian creativity, past and present.

Rembrandt. Etchings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

An absolute master of engraving thanks to his resolutely experimental approach, Rembrandt produced some of the most famous works in the history of engraving in the 17th century. The exhibition Rembrandt. Etchings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents 80 works that established the artist's reputation and bear witness to his exceptional skill. From self-portraits to religious prints, landscapes, portraits and genre scenes, the works offer a striking panorama of his imaginative power and rich emotion. A rare privilege to be seen from April 25 to September 2, 2024!

Rembrandt and Saskia Etching by Rembrandt.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt and Saskia, 1636. Etching, 90 x 92 mm. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, MS 640 (PK)Succession of H.M. Montauban van Swijndregt, 1929 / Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

On the Beach painting by Helen Galloway McNicoll.
Helen McNicoll, On the Beach, 1912. Oil on canvas, 63,5 × 76,8 cm. Collection Pierre Lassonde / Photo: MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

Helen McNicoll. An Impressionist Journey

Helen McNicoll, a 20th-century Canadian Impressionist artist, stood out for her love of travel and the discovery of new spaces, at a time when women from affluent backgrounds were often confined to domestic life. The exhibition Helen McNicoll. An Impressionist Journey explores more than 60 works by this great and little-known traveller, exploring the themes of female independence, risk-taking, friendship and freedom through the prism of travel. Immerse yourself in the world of this extraordinary artist from June 20 to January 5, 2025.

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