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The shadows and light of Orientalism at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Discover the gorgeous palette of Benjamin-Constant till May 31 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts during the exhibition Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism, from Spain to Morocco, Benjamin-Constant in his time . This rediscovery of Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902), a major figure in Orientalist painting, deftly retraces a part of his works but also the ties between friends, styles and themes within his artistic circle in Toulouse (Laurens, Rixens, Debat-Ponsan), Spain (Fortuny, Tapiro, Cordero), Morocco (Regnault, Clairin) and with Eugène Delacroix. The exhibition also includes close to 250 works, including paintings by Orientalist painters such as Gérôme, Rochegrosse, Vernet-Lecomte or Dehodencq, contemporary Moroccan artists, Oriental objects, drawings, watercolours, prints, photographs, books, archives and other documents. A brilliant colourist, Benjamin-Constant treats viewers to a Byantine- or biblical-influenced slice of history. Some of the artist’s masterpieces, once considered too large to be transported, are here for the very first time, including the Sharifas, The Moroccan Caid Tahamy, The Harem, Judith, The Evening on the Terrace (Morocco) or The Favourite of the Emir. The visit is divided into six time frames, six emblematic Oriental places that straddle fictional account and documented reality. The first room, cozy and crimson, is a reconstruction of the Orientalist salon of the painter, a… / Read More →

Things to do at the Casino de Montréal this winter

Montréal boasts the largest casino in Canada. Located on Île Notre-Dame, the Casino de Montréal  was inaugurated in 1993 in the former France Pavilion and Québec Pavilion during Expo 67. A world-class entertainment complex, the Casino has more than 100 gaming tables, over 3,000 slot machines and the largest variety of games in North America. If you’ll be in Montréal this winter, we’ve got a list of events and activities going on at the Casino that you won’t want to miss out on. Play like never before Totally new, totally hot, La Zone offers $5 blackjack, 1¢ to 50¢ slot machines, $5 baccarat and $1 roulette, and a totally new way of playing. On the program: entertainment, 80 interactive terminals for playing alone or in a group and a décor that changes according to the sounds and lights. Also not to miss, the Titan 360, the biggest slot machine in Eastern Canada that features irresistible bonus rounds. Electrifying! Dining The Casino is also home to four excellent restaurants. The restaurant Le Montréal proposes classics creatively reinvented by chef Jean‑Pierre Curtat, Le Pavillon 67 offers a copious gourmet buffet for a quick but no less delicious meal, while the Asian counter Aija and L’Instant déli et pâtes bar are… / Read More →