Mont-Saint-Hilaire

Canada



Address:
150 rue du Centre-Civique
Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Quebec J3H 5Z5
Phone: 450 536 3033
Website: www.mbamsh.qc.ca

Musée Des Beaux Arts De Mont-St-Hilaire

The Fine Arts Museum of Mont-Saint-Hilaire has been an active feature of Montérégie since 1993, the year in which the first exhibition on local artist Jordi Bonet was held.
It is the only museum of its kind in Montérégie, and was built in 1995 at the initiative of the artist André Michel, passionate promoter of art and culture in the region.
Situated in the centre of town, at the foot of the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, the museum has as its first objective to promote the artistic work and thinking of Ozias Leduc, Paul-Emile Borduas and Jorid Bonet, three artists who have resided in Saint-Hilaire. These artists, who have greatly marked Quebec’s aesthetic history, were influenced by the work of the European avant-garde and early 20th century American painters.
The museum’s second objective is to diffuse and promote the work of European and American artists, both modern and contemporary, to the region. The museum is passionate about introducing people to artistic practice in general, and operates a wide range of educational activities and thematic events in parallel with its exhibitions and conferences.


Exhibitions

The Museum presents 7 or 8 exhibitions a year, reflecting international, national and regional practices. Since 1995, the museum has welcomed a wide range of artists from different backgrounds as well as presented several large-scale exhibitions:
Ozias Leduc, painter and citizen of Saint-Hilaire (1995), Paul Vanier Beaulieu (1996), Saint-Hilaire et les automatistes (1997), Eternel Présent, 50 ans après le Refus global (1998), Le livre des naissances de Jordi Bonet (1999), Trilogy: Ozias Leduc, Paul-Emile Borduas and Jordi Bonet (2000), Jean Dallaire (2000), Marc Chagall: Fables and Fantasies (2001).
Please see website for details of current exhibitions www.mamsh.qc.ca




Cost

(Variable according to which exhibitions visited)
Adult: $4 - $8
Seniors: $3 - $7
Students: $2 - $6
Free entry for members and children under the age of 12


Opening hours

Tuesday: 10am to 8.30pm
Wednesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 5pm


Getting there

By bus, from Métro Longueuil take the 200 bus to CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu. Disembark at the corner of Boulevard Raymon-Dupuis and Sur Wilfrid-Laurier. Walk down the Boulevard to the end of this road, to the rue Centre-Civique.
By road: Take the 116 Est road, over the Richelieu River bridge, at the third set of lights turn left on to the Boulevard Raymond-Dupuis. Turn right on to the rue du Centre-Civique and immediately turn left into the museum entrance.
Alternatively, take the route 20 Est, and exit 113. Take the route 133 Sud, and turn left on to the rue Saint-Anne. At the end of the road, turn right on to rue Centre-Civique and right again in to the museum entrance.




Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Education

In parallel with the exhibition, the museum’s education service offers various explorative activities designed for school groups. These activities are comprised of a guided tour of the museum followes by an art workshop which looks at the themes presented in the exhibitions.
Duration 90 minutes
Cost $ 4.50 per student
Please contact Valérie Morin on 450 536 3033 for information and reservations