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.
The Paris Market (Les Halles), celebrated boulevards of the City of Light, circus and carnival, cinema, café-concerts and music halls, parks and gardens, theater, Salons d’artistes, the Alma pavilion, and the world’s fairs... the Chat noir, the Moulin rouge... Georges Méliès, Fratellini’s Brothers, Sarah Bernhardt, Toulouse-Lautrec... close to 250 artifacts and works of art testifying to the creative ferment of Paris in the Belle Époque. Come and find out how Paris became the European cultural capital of its time, as you discover the iconic people, events, and places that epitomize those remarkable days. A wondrous journey through time and space in an enthralling ambiance and evocative décor!
A Musée de la civilisation production under the artistic direction of Cirque Éloize’s Jeannot Painchaud.
Video games first appeared on the scene in the early 70s. Still a relatively new medium, they have evolved and improved continuously to become a major cultural industry today. The history of video games is also the history of graphic and industrial design as reflected in console styling, fan magazines, and packaging and advertising. The exhibition creates authentic period ambiances using a variety of visual supports including objects associated with the games themselves.
Adapted by Musée de la civilisation based on an exhibition by Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais in collaboration with Musée des Arts asiatiques Guimet and Association MO5.COM.
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.