The collection

 

Our acquisitions policy, and the generosity of our donors, has permitted the development of a rich collection which today consists of more than 5,500 works of art of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, by approximately 1,000 artists.

The museum’s primary interest is in works created by Eastern Townships artists, inspired by the region or collected by its inhabitants, while allowing for the presentation of works from other times and places. The museum also has a research interest in national and international naïve art.

Over the years, we have enriched the Musée’s collection not only with older works such as those of Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), an important artist from Melbourne in the Eastern Townships, but also with more contemporary works from the Luc Larochelle collection and by Townships artists such as Charles Daudelin, Armand Vaillancourt and Michel Goulet.

The collection owes its existence to the generosity and confidence of the artists and collectors who have entrusted to us the fruits of their labour or of their passion. In this way they have played a role in creating the essence and the soul of the institution.