A rendez-vous with history—and a North American first! Meet the 12 supreme gods and goddesses of Greek mythology: Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hermes, Heracles, and Hephaestus. In partnership with the Berlin State Museums’ Collection of Classical Antiquities.
Designed and produced by Musées de la civilisation using pieces from the collections of the Berlin Antiquity Museum (Antikensammlung Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). With the collaboration of Secrétariat à la Capitale-Nationale, Air Transat, Tourisme Québec, Québec City Tourism, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (official hotel), and the Le Soleil daily newspaper. We would also like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.
A new permanent exhibition takes an in-depth look at today’s aboriginal cultures, from their diversity, worldviews, beliefs, and ways of identifying with their pasts, to contemporary expressions of aboriginality around the world. The exhibition delves into what it means to be aboriginal in the 21st century.
An exploration of how the catastrophes of Haiti’s recent history are linked to the achievements of its 21st century artists, notably through sculpture using reclaimed materials. Works invoke Bawon Samdi and the Gedes—Vodou divinities of mortality, sexuality, and rebirth.
Based on an exhibition by UCLA's Fowler Museum.
Artist, author, and fi lm and television pioneer Pierre Gauvreau (1922–2011) enjoyed a prolifi c career showered with awards and recognition. His legacy includes works of art, literature, television, and cinema that were an essential part of Québec’s cultural development for decades.
Gauvreau took a special interest in creative practices that redefi ne and broaden our notion of what art is. His inclusive approach to so-called folk artists serves as point of departure for this examination of what distinguishes art from non-art.
From New France to the present day, trace the history of Québec, both great and small. Come and immerse yourself in the ups and downs, the successes and setbacks, intense heat and extreme cold of a history that belongs to all those who have lived in and built Québec. This exhibition provides a fresh view of Québec’s history and a novel approach that offers a different perspective on events.
With the special collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada.