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Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec 

Open year round (closed Mondays except on Thanksgiving)
Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
City of Québec (Qc), Canada
G1R 5H3
@ Helen McNicoll, Sur la plage, 1912. Huile sur toile, 63,5 × 76,8 cm. Collection Pierre Lassonde / Photo: MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

Helen McNicoll: An Impressionist Journey

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
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In the early 1900s, when women from well-to-do backgrounds were often confined to family and domestic life, Canadian Impressionist Helen McNicoll stood out for her love of travel and the discovery of new spaces. The artist emphasized painting outdoors and research on the effects of light and atmosphere that her numerous trips sustained. Her favourite subjects were scenes of everyday life, although she succeeded in offering an interpretation distinct from the Impressionists in that she focused more extensively on women’s labour. The Helen McNicoll. An Impressionist Journey exhibition presents more than 60 works by the artist, 25 of them from the Pierre Lassonde collection. Through the prism of travel, the exhibition thus examines the themes of female independence, risk-taking, friendship, and freedom for women in the stimulating context of the struggle by English suffragettes to win the right to vote.
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Access to the Museum and temporary exhibitions

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The exhibition «Helen McNicoll: An Impressionist Journey» is available from June 20, 2024 to January 5, 2025.
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