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Come enjoy Spring Break
at the MMFA

Free admission to the collections and made-to-measure activities for children and their families

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For the spring break, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is offering free of charge a program of made-to-measure activities for children and their families. Old and young will enjoy film screenings, favourites from the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM) and rewarding creative activities inspired by the exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime which will be running.

And that’s not all! From March 3 to 10, the MMFA will be offering all its visitors free admission to its collections and to the Discovery Exhibitions.

For the spring break, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering free of charge a program of made-to-measure activities for children and their families.

Admission free of charge!

Free admission to the Discovery Exhibitions and the collection
From March 3 to 10, admission to the Discovery Exhibitions and the collections – European art, Quebec and Canadian art, decorative arts and design, archaeology and world cultures – deployed in the Museum’s five pavilions, will be free of charge. The program of the Discovery Exhibitions will feature:
  • A Model in the Studio, Montreal 1880-1950: New Acquisitions
  • Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection
  • Liminals: A Para-fiction of Transcendence by Jeremy Shaw
  • Connections: Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
  • Bon appétit! Contemporary Foodware Designs in Quebec
 * Note that admission to the exhibitions Thierry Mugler: Couturissime and Montreal Couture remains chargeable.

In connection with Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

The Sewing Box / Chabanel Workshop
The Museum invites visitors to follow the thread of apparel creation in the 1800s in everything from undergarments to box-pleated dresses and from the corset breast-plate and mantelet to the ostrich feather hat. In this space conceived by Véronique Borboën, professor in set design and stage costume history at UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre, people of all ages can discover precious fabrics and give free rein to their imaginations as they create miniature items of clothing.

Public: family
Admission: every day from March 2 to 10 (except Monday), during regular opening hours.
Free admission, spots are limited.
Passes and information at the ticket counter: 1380 Sherbrooke St. W.


March 2 and 3
March 5 to 10
De 10:30 AM à 4:30 PM
Drop-in Workshop: Wild Things
Drop-in workshops are our most flexible activity. Arrive whenever you’d like between 10:30 AM and 4:30P. to enjoy this creative family break for young and old alike. Reveal your wild side by designing an ephemeral outfit inspired by the fantastical world of Thierry Mugler.

Ages 6 and up
Admission: every day from March 2 to 10 (except Monday), between 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM
Free admission, spots are limited. Bilingual
Passes and information at the ticket counter: 1380 Sherbrooke St. West


Saturday March 2, Sunday March 3, Saturday March 9, and Sunday March 10
From 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Four-handed workshop: Mr. and Mrs. Dress-up
The four-handed workshop is custom-designed for young children (2 to 5 years old) and their parents. Using collage, dress up a paper doll with imaginative clothes designed to keep the wearer warm, cool, comfortable or fashionable.

2 to 5 years old, accompanied by an adult
Duration: 1 h
Free admission, spots are limited. Bilingual
Passes and information at the ticket counter: 1380 Sherbrooke St. West


Saturday March 2, Sunday March 3, Saturday March 9, and Sunday March 10
1 PM and 2:30 PM
Themed Workshop: We Can Be Heroes
A one-hour workshop based on the themes of current exhibitions. Who are the new strong-minded heroes and heroines?  Design and colour your own Pop comic character inspired by the world of Thierry Mugler.

For children ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult
Duration: 1 h
Free admission, spots are limited. Bilingual
Passes and information at the ticket counter: 1380 Sherbrooke St. West


In collaboration with the FIFEM

Youth Cinema
See award-winning films and favourites from the latest editions of the International Children’s Film Festival of Montreal (FIFEM).

Free admission, spots are limited.
Passes and information at the ticket counter: 1380 Sherbrooke St. West

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Les as de la jungle

Saturday, March 2
At 1 PM
The Jungle Bunch
France, David Alaux, 2017, animation, 97 minutes, English version
Ages 4 and up

Maurice may look like a penguin—but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, the Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons… The Jungle Bunch—to the rescue.


Tuesday March 5, Sunday March 10
At 1 PM
Le petit Spirou
France/Belgium, Nicolas Bary, 2017, adventure, 86 minutes, French
Ages 5 and up

Little Spirou, like his family before him, has his whole career mapped out. When his mother tells him he’ll be going to bellboy school the following year to carry on the family legacy, he and his friends decide to make the most of his last days in class—and he makes up his mind to declare his love for Suzette. And, boy, does he! She agrees to set out with him on an amazing adventure. Come see one of your favourite cartoon characters come to life!


Wednesday March 6
At 1 PM
Alise & Trigger
Original title: Trigger,
Norway, Gunnar Vikene, 2006, adventure, 78 minutes, French
Ages 6 and up

A poignant story about an 11-year-old girl’s encounter with a wild horse on the run. Alise must save Trigger from an evil owner, but the only person who can help her falls sick and is taken to the hospital. A funny, moving tale about life, loss and life’s biggest victories.


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Oddball : Opération Pingouins

Thursday March 7 (Original English version), Friday March 9 (In French), Saturday March 10 (VOA)(Original English version)
À 13hAt 1 PM
Oddball
Australia, Stuart McDonald, 2015, adventure, 95 minutes

An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog, Oddball, to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town. A family movie from Down Under that is sure to appeal to animal and nature lovers!


Images: courtesy of MFAMBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caRead also: The positive effects of art on seniors


Founded in 1860, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions. A fifth wing devoted to international art and education was opened in late 2016 to launch Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

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