Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Their cultural calendar for May

MAY 11 • LECTURE | The Temporality of Climate Change
As part of the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve, the MMFA is joining hands with the Grantham Foundation for the Arts and the Environment to host a conversation between Stéphane Aquin, Director of the MMFA, Heather Davis, Assistant Professor at the New School (New York), laureate of the Grantham Foundation’s 2022 research residency and author of Plastic Matter (2022), and Johanne Lamoureux, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Civic Museology at Université de Montréal.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. | Bilingual
📍 Maxwell Cummings Auditorium

Free for Members | Non-Members: $4 (reservation fee)

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MAY 13 • DANCE | Icône Pop by Mélanie Demers
The MMFA is delighted to welcome Mélanie Demers, choreographer and performer, founder of MAYDAY Danse, and winner of the 2021 Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal, for a special presentation of her work Icône Pop. Transformed to the setting of the exhibition Adam Pendleton: These Things We’ve Done Together, the piece will be performed just once at the Museum.

Friday, May 13, 2022, at 2 p.m.
📍 Contemporary Art Square
Guest curator: James Oscar | Places are limited
Free for Members | Non-Members: included in the purchase of a general admission ticket

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To attend the performance, you must purchase a general admission ticket at the Ticket Counter and request a pass. Passes will be available as of 10 a.m. on Friday, May 13. Places are limited (priority granted on a first-come, first-served basis).
MAY 16 • LECTURE | Jason Farago: Art and the Defiance of Viral Circulation
Art Speaks and the MMFA present an original lecture on the theme of art criticism in the digital age, given by one of today’s pre-eminent writers about art and culture: Jason Farago of the New York Times.

Monday, May 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. | In English
📍 Maxwell Cummings Auditorium

Free for Members | Non-Members: $4 (reservation fee)

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MAY 18 • BLUE MONOCHROME PARTY
One Wednesday each month, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Museum is hosting a full-colour celebration around a theme presented in the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve.

On offer: A visit of the exhibition at half-price, live music by DJ OJPB, a monochrome cocktail ($), a creative workshop and a photobooth. At 7 p.m., it’s on to Cinéma du Musée for a screening of the film Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa, which Nicolas Party himself selected for the occasion.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 5 to 9 p.m.
📍 In the galleries of the exhibition Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve and at Cinéma du Musée

Free for Members | Non-Members: $12

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MAY 25 • IN FOCUS | With Claire Bernardi of the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
In Focus is a new lecture series in which key actors who are shaping the museum of the 21st century are invited to share their insights and observations. Attend this first talk given by Claire Bernardi, Chief Heritage Curator and Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, in Paris.

In 2006, the Musée de l’Orangerie was completely renovated, ushering the museum into a new era. This new phase of its history has given rise to several important questions: How can we make a historic institution survive in the present day? How can we foster an appreciation for these iconic works, most of which were created over a hundred years ago, at the dawn of the 20th century? And lastly, how do we present them to an audience of today?

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 5.30 p.m.
📍 Maxwell Cummings Auditorium

Free for Members | Non-Members: $4 (reservation fee)

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BOURGIE HALL | Launch of the 12th season
Bourgie Hall has just unveiled its 2022-2023 season! True to tradition, it is varied, bold and inspiring, comprising a mix of new discoveries and crowd-pleasing favourites. The musical genres represented span the gamut, from classical to jazz, and from world music to contemporary. With nearly 130 events, it also promises to be the most ambitious season since the hall opened in 2011.
 
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CINÉMA DU MUSÉE
Don’t miss the exclusive screening of Tre piani (FST) by the celebrated Nanni Moretti, as part of the Return to Italy series (May 5), the documentary Shalom Putti (EST or FST) by Tamás Wormser, and the new films Peace by Chocolate (FST) by Jonathan Keijse (starting May 6) and Beer! A Love Story (FST) by Friedrich Moser (starting May 13).

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