Experience the magic of winter with a visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Featured Events, January 31, 2022 2022-01-31
Oeuvre de Stanley Février au MNBAQ
Stanley Février, La Clairvoyance, 2014. Digital impression, 155.5 x 113.6 cm. Collection of the MNBAQ, in the process of acquiring. (E.2021.09.01) Photo: © MNBAQ, D. Legendre

A magical destination on the Plains of Abraham, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is the ideal place to learn about architecture, art and nature. Museum-goers are sure to be amazed by the charming collection, a true reference in Quebec art. A visit of the three featured temporary exhibits this winter is sure to be a highlight this season!

Here are three inspiring exhibits for winter 2022

menm vye tintin. les vies possibles, until October 16, 2022

If there is one artist whose work definitely must be discovered, that artist has to be Stanley Février. He won the museum’s fourth Prix en art actuel and is now presenting his first solo exhibit, produced with the financial support of the RBC Foundation. His work raises questions, inspires mobilization and is deeply moving. Visitors can expect an unforgettable, sensible experience at the menm vye tintin. les vies possibles exhibit. Its themes are powerful and critical and include racism, police brutality and mental health. Février is also deeply interested in the psychological and physical fragility of human beings.

Manif d'art 10 – Québec City Biennial. Illusions are real. From February 19 to April 24, 2022

To mark the tenth edition of the Québec City Biennial, the MNBAQ is hosting the central exhibit of its flagship winter event. About a hundred artworks will be brought together by Curator Steven Matijcio around the theme Illusions are real, and exhibited at the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion. Discover the work of some twenty international, national and local artists that exemplify this fascinating, mysterious and timely theme. The selected artworks of this thrilling exhibit highlight trompe-l’oeil, strategies of misdirection and sleight of hand as vehicles of critical reflection on sociopolitical issues.

Biennale de Québec, MNBAQ
Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn't, 2005. Super 16 mm colour film transferred on digital support and sound track, 21 min 41 sec. Exhibition copy. Courtesy of the artist and the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Photo: © Pierre Huyghe

Latent Energies From February 24 to April 24, 2022

This exhibit revolves around the exceptional works of Paul Émile Borduas – one of the most important figures in modern art – in a dialog with significant pieces from artists Nadia Myre, Michaëlle Sergile, Michel Campeau, Alain Paiement, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Dominique Blain. The title refers to energies that exist without being apparent, to changes in the state of matter, and to the multiple polarities that are expressed in the creation and thought-process of Paul Émile Borduas. Latent Energies are found in matter, body and mind, between the Self and the Other, in light and darkness, trauma and resilience. All of those polarities testify to the complexity of human nature.

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