The musts according to Pierre Bellerose
Pierre Bellerose

General Manager
Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

2013-02-11


Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon

From February 2 to June 16, 2013

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

The vitality of this institution continues to impress me! Over the last two years alone, there have been two major openings: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec & Canadian Art, to be discovered and rediscovered, and the Michel de la Chenelière Art & Education Studios, an ideal spot for family outings.

 

The Museum’s program is superb. I very much enjoyed The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier—an international triumph—and I will soon go to see Peru: Kingdom of the Sun and the Moon, a magnificent exhibition of the treasures and masterpieces of a rich civilization, from the pre-Columbian era to 20th century Indigenism.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

PERU,
100-800 A.D.
Lambayeque,
Ornament in the Shape of a Human Head
Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán
Photo : 2011, Joaquín Rubio


Like Thunder out of China

From January 31 to July 27, 2013

Arsenal
2020, rue William

I really fell in love with Arsenal, which opened a year ago. What a beautiful structure created by Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan, two collectors who brilliantly converted the former shipyard warehouse in Griffintown into an immense contemporary art complex. Its new exhibition features some thirty sculptures, paintings and photographs by thirteen Chinese artists, including the celebrated Gao Brothers. A perfect opportunity to discover artists from a country that is becoming increasingly important in the world of contemporary art.

Arsenal


Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church

1201, rue de la Visitation

The Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church is not particularly well known, but it is one of my favourite Montreal monuments. This neo-Gothic church built in the mid-19th century is architect Victor Bourgeau’s masterpiece, and its principal components have been copied throughout Quebec. It is perfectly proportioned and its external outlines—owing to its soaring steeple that can be seen from René-Lévesque Boulevard—are absolutely magnificent. The church was classified as an historic site in 1977 by the Commission des biens culturels du Québec. Since 1996, a flame has burned continuously in the Chapelle de l'Espoir in memory of AIDS victims.

Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal

Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
©Ville de Montréal, 2002

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