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TOM WESSELMANN AT THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts truly pops with colour this summer – their newest temporary exhibition, Beyond Pop: Tom Wesselmann, is a gorgeous retrospective that joyfully takes us through a lifetime of work by the American artist, a contemporary of Warhol and Lichtenstein but with an artistic outlook and process all his own.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MAY 25-31

Montreal summertime has truly hit the city along with a certain early-summer festival magic: dance and theatre comes to town in new forms with Festival Transamériques, awesome electronic music festival Mutek and the Montreal Bike Festival rolls out. Oh, but there’s more. Sunday is Montreal’s now-famous free Museums Day, Faust is at the opera, the new circus generation shows off, and live music rings from downtown to Mile End…

JOINING THE CROWD ON MONTREAL MUSEUM DAY

On Montreal Museums Day (May 27), 29 museums city-wide open their doors for free. If you ever doubted this town’s artsy soul, all you’ve got to do is soak up the air of excitement!

INUIT MODERN EXHIBITON DAZZLES THE MCCORD MUSEUM

When a polar bear created with hundreds of oyster shells greeted me at the entrance of the McCord Museum’s powerful new show, Inuit Modern, I knew I should be prepared to see something out of the ordinary…

MCCORD MUSEUM PRESENTS A NEW VIEW OF MONTREAL

Want to see Montreal differently? Visit Montreal’s McCord Museum and view it through a pinhole. Guy Glorieux shows his beautiful images at the world premiere of Impressions of a City, Montreal Through a Pinhole, including the largest photograph ever installed at the McCord…

MONTREAL BUZZ 2011: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Over the course of 2011, we produced a series of videos in an attempt to document all the amazing things that were happening in Montreal. From festivals to food to gay montreal, from things to see to things to do, we were there. Check out all of the videos on Tourisme Montreal’s Youtube channel. As editor of this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank our totally boss bloggers and our amazing cameraman Guillaume Langlois, who shot and edited all of these videos. See you all in 2012!

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER

December can be a pricey month, what with all the gift-buying, celebratory dinners and holiday parties. Yet in Montreal there are still plenty of ways to avoid the cash drain – and not all of them involve being outside, though cross-country skiers and skaters take note: we’ve got what you need too. Art abounds at craft and artisanal fairs, outdoors and indoors, and in the sky during weekly fireworks events, and public spaces around town filled with people, music and dance performances, and even a parade or two…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER

With summer’s frenzy of activity behind us, Montrealers are ready for the slow, sweet pace of December – of course, slow is a relative term here, as holiday parties, gift shopping, music, dancing, theatre, art shows and all sorts of merry-making abound throughout the month. It’s a busy time, but with sparkling lights in the streets and plenty of warm places to cozy up, Montreal’s atmosphere is nonetheless relaxed and welcoming…

BIG BANG AT THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Art worlds collide in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Big Bang exhibition, with filmmakers, fashion designers and musicians sharing gallery space with writers, architects and mural/graffiti artists, and more – each inspired by works of art in the museum’s century-spanning permanent collection. The multi-disciplinary, multi-media (and free) Big Bang isn’t your typical museum fare, but perhaps it should be…