With spring break fast approaching, there is always a bit of panic: how to keep the kids busy over the course of the week? To engage children and help them explore their creativity, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is providing daily activities with the aim to spark the imagination.
From music to murals, to colours and landscapes, the museum has a wide variety of options available. And best of all, this year’s activities are being held in person at the museum.
From February 26 to March 6, art workshops inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions — including the major exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve — are available for the whole family.
Montreal is known for having great murals, both indoors and out. With the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve, visitors can view giant original murals, the artist’s phantasmagorical works, major pieces from the MMFA collection and the music of Pierre Lapointe. Bring along headphones and a smartphone to enjoy the whole musical experience.
Families can also visit the freshly revamped Bourgie Pavilion, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World, and the two contemporary art galleries on Level S2 of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion.
Throughout the year, visitors aged 20 and under have free admission to exhibitions and collections. And, between March 1 to 6, admission to the permanent collections will be free for everyone.
From Saturday, February 26 to Sunday, March 6 (except Monday, February 28)
10:15 a.m and 11:15 a.m.
Get creative with your little ones aged 2 to 5 with this four-handed workshop. With a focus on Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve | Wacky Shapes, parents and children play a creative game to bring a cut-out shape to life. This bilingual activity is an interactive experience for developing the imagination by playing with shapes and colours.
For children aged 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult.
Must reserve online. Reservation fees ($2).
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Children and adults can participate in this multigenerational creative workshop. Participants will be introduced to Nicolas Party’s evocative style by creating a group landscape.
Bilingual activity for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.
Must be reserved online. Reservation fees ($2).
To see the complete program and reserve a spot, visit: mbam.qc.ca/en/calendar
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Main entrance: Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
1380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal