October 11, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Everyday • all day
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Parc des Champs-de-Batailles
Borough of La Cité-Limoilou / Downtown
Québec , QC , G1R 5H3
A notable figure in contemporary Canadian art, Marcel Barbeau produced an impressive body of more than 4,000 works spanning seven decades. Intersecting several significant periods in the history of recent art, his output provides an overview as singular as it is insightful.
Barbeau was at the forefront of numerous avant-garde movements and artistic trends in Canada. He was a leading contributor to the first stirrings of Abstract painting (1940s and 1950s), was renowed internationally for his contribution to OpArt (1960s), and participated in the first generation of transdisciplinary art in Québec (1970s). Even though his work is rigorous and inspiring, there has never been an exhaustive examination that brings the aesthetic engagement of his output fully into focus.
This major exhibition, the most ambitious ever dedicated to the artist, encompasses his entire career, from the late 1940s to his last work (2015). It will shed light on the pivotal periods of his artistic journey and the diverse influences and sources of inspiration absorbed by his work, ultimately with a view to a careful and fresh look at his body of work, about which relatively little is known despite its significance.
November 22 to December 23, 2018
The German Christmas Market is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Old Québec, a few weeks before Christmas. It is a market designed to recreate as closely as possible the atmosphere o...
November 2, 2017 to October 28, 2018
A voyage through time—from Québec City's founding to today—to discover how this major economic centre was built by entrepreneurs and business people. More than two hundred and fifty objects and ov...
February 28, 2018 to January 7, 2019
Magnificent, bizarre, ordinary or famous: items from the museum's collection come out of the shadows to reveal their deepest secrets. The more you enjoy them, the more they have to offer... The Mu...