Upcoming Exhibitions

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INSIDE FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN’S STUDIO

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
February 2  to April 23, 2023

Explore the creative process of Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), from the sketch to the final work, through the various periods of his career. Coburn was born in Upper Melbourne in the Eastern Townships and is a leading artist in the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke collection.

Numerous artefacts and works from collection along with recreations of several of his studio spaces over time will be on display.

 

JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE / BONNIE BAXTER. TAMING THE BEAST 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
February 2  to April 23, 2023 

To mark the centenary of Jean-Paul Riopelle, we invite you to enter a little-known corner of his output, that of his collaboration with the multidisciplinary artist Bonnie Baxter, the regular engraver of Riopelle’s work in Quebec for more than ten years.  

The abundant bestiary found in the output of both artists will come to life at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke in winter 2023!

 

ADÈLE BLAIS. FAMILY RESEMBLANCES 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
May 11  to September 3, 2023 

The painter and collage artist Adèle Blais seeks to shine a light on the history of women, who have been greatly forgotten in our collective stories. She puts her colourful pop aesthetic in the service of the memory of the women who came before her.

This exhibition recreates the conundrum of the founding women of the Eastern Townships and of Quebec. Our history is told through the fragments of Blais’ splintered collages, in which we find our roots and sometimes even family resemblances!

 

VIBRATIONS ON FIBRES 23. A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WORK OF PAULETTE-MARIE SAUVÉ 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
May 11 to  September 3, 2023

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is pleased to host this major retrospective exhibition produced by the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec.

The exhibition covers 45 years of the work of artist and tapestry weaver Paulette-Marie Sauvé’s, primarily tapestries representative of different periods of her career. As the curator of the exhibition, Françoise Cloutier, remarks, Paulette-Marie Sauvé established herself as one of the leading figures in new Quebec tapestry as early as 1978, mastering bygone weaving techniques with a remarkable contemporary approach.

 

TEIAKWANAHSTAHSONTÉHRHA’ – WE EXTEND THE RAFTERS 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
September 28, 2023  to  January 7,  2024

This exhibition, whose central element is the machinima — an animated video created on the virtual reality platform Second Life — was created especially for children from 5 to 11 years old and invites visitors of all ages to (re)discover traditions transformed and brought up to date by the artist Skawennati in her “museum of the future.” 

A guided tour and an original workshop in the form of a group board game encourages youngsters and grown-ups to explore history from an Indigenous perspective and to imagine how all peoples can contribute to the world of tomorrow, reminding us that history, like any other story, is a construction defined by the person telling it.

 

FORGOTTEN! SCOTT, BRANDTNER, EVELEIGH, WEBBER : REVISITING MONTREAL ABSTRACTION OF THE 1940S

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
September 2023 to January 2024. 

Four artists who are today relatively or almost entirely unknown – one woman and three men – played a part in the aesthetic upheavals that led in 1940s Montreal toward abstraction. Very active in the art milieu throughout the decade, Marian Dale Scott, Fritz Brandtner, Henry Eveleigh and Gordon Webber captured the attention of critics of the time, who employed the term “abstract art” to describe both non-objective works and bold formal explorations that retained some reference to visible reality.

This exhibition has been produced and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette with the financial support of the Government of Canada.