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Montreal Families

Museums offering educational activties

Looking for an educational activity this holiday season to get the kids out and about? There will be two family friendly exhibits at two Montreal-area museums.

At Pointe-à-Callière, The Greeks — Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, which makes its debut Dec. 12, promises to take visitors on an adventure through history. Beginning in 6000 BC, visitors will acquaint themselves with historical and mythological characters from ancient Greece and learn about the culture and its contributions to modern theatre, science, philosophy, medicine and more. Interactive displays and hands-on activities will bring history to life for children of all ages. The exhibit runs until April 26.

For more information, visit pacmusee.qc.ca.

Families can explore the prewar era in the exhibit from Van Gogh to Kandinsky at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. An emotional view of history, as interpreted by the great artists of the late 19th century, this exhibit promises to engage imaginations and chronicle what life was like before World War I. Featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne and Wassily Kandinsky, this exhibit will educate visitors about the beginnings of modern art and the modern era. This exhibit runs until Jan. 25.

For more information, visit mbam.qc.ca.

Photo at right: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner German, 1880-1938 Street, Berline (StraBe, Berlin), 1913 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchase, 1939 (Image: The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY)

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