Saturday, October 10, 2015

Public Art Montreal

Launching PUBLIC ART MONTREAL partnership and website.

It was announced on October 8, 2015 that a new partnership was formed to promote and develop public art in Montreal. more specifically,  the greater Montreal. These are the participating organizations: National Bank, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec (CDP), the University Hospital Center of Montreal (CHUM), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) , École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Hydro Quebec, Ivanhoe Cambridge, the Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal (MAC), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), the Palais des congrès de Montreal, the Place des Arts (PDA), the Montreal Transit Corporation (STM), Concordia University, the University of Montreal (UdeM), the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), McGill University and the City of Montreal (Office of public art).

All the partners have agreed to launch a common web directory of their public art, and this resulted in an online art bank consisting of 600 works. This rich collection can be discovered through a new Public Art Montreal website which offers dedicated spaces featuring individual works, information about the artists such as their biographies or links to their sites, thematic clusters and discovery trails, as well as news and anecdotes about public art in Montreal.

This first initial phase includes 18 partners which allows to have access to 600 public art works in greater Montreal. Thereafter, the partnership will be enhanced by other public art owners. This will bring the number of works to more than 1,000. The works of 500 artists, both Québec and international, will be presented, comprising of their diverse artistic expressions, art forms and materials used. In addition, works will be positioned in their historical context, within a broader period extending from the early 19th century to the present.

Visit the Public Art Montreal website, and start to discover some exceptional works on display everywhere in the greater Montreal.

Two photos above show two sculptures belonging to the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts public art collection.

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