Museum offers in-person activities

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering a slew of new programming this fall for kids of all ages

Museum offers in-person activities

I love you, Family Weekends at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

Starting at the beginning of October, visitors of all ages will be able to reconnect with art and culture through in-person activities, workshops and exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).

Family Weekends

Children and their families are invited to get creative and discover new favourite mediums through four workshops. The workshops are designed for families and inspired by works from the museum’s collection and exhibitions.  In I love you and Hear my voice, toddlers 2 to 5 and an accompanying adult will be introduced to art while creating a decorated heart sculpture or a personalized megaphone. Children 6 to 12 can develop their artistic skills through Expression at your fingertips and My Museum: Do you see me? where they’ll cast an impression of their hands or create a portrait of a loved one.

Starts October 2
When: Saturdays and Sundays
I love you and Hear my voice workshops: 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Expression at your fingertips workshop: 1 p.m.
My Museum: Do you see me? workshop: 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $2 per person, free for Members and ticket holders. Reservations required. Space is limited.

My Museum: Do you see me?, Family Weekends at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

MMFA Art Hive

Geared for teens to adults and beyond, the MMFA Art Hive is a welcoming community of creators where all levels are encouraged. Materials are provided at no cost and participants can explore methods and expression on their own. A Museum mediator and an art therapist will be on hand to welcome participants and help them get started.

Starts October 6
When: Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free. Reservations required. Space is limited.

The Art Hive at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

WKSHP 15-20

Reserved for those aged 15 to 20, WKSHP 15-20 is a creative studio experience for young people who want to relax, meet people, and express themselves in a welcoming, safe, and stimulating space. Themed workshops and digital creative workshops are offered with guidance from specialized facilitators. Participants will use a variety of materials such as paint, felt, clay, silkscreen printing facilities, cameras, computers, video cameras, and more.

Starts October 16
When: Themed workshop on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and every second Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Digital creative workshop: Every second Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free. Reservations required. Space is limited.

Photo Caroline Hayeur / Collectif Stock photo.

The Floor is Yours!

And before you leave, make sure to check out The Floor is Yours! mediation space. In this collective creative experience, visitors of all ages can use markers and colourful tape to express their thoughts and emotions inspired by the “How long does it take for one voice to reach another?” exhibition.

When: Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursdays to Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m., in the company of MMFA mediators.
Admission: Included in the “How long does it take for one voice to reach another?” ticket; free for visitors 20 years old and under.

Museum offers in-person activities
The Floor is Yours! Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photo Mike Patten.

Find out more about the programs and book your visit at mbam.qc.ca/en/calendar

For information on the health measures in place visit mbam.qc.ca/en/information/guidelines-for-visitors-2

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Québec, H3G 1J5
www.mmfa.qc.ca


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