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MONTREAL-BROOKLYN BRINGS TWO SCENES TOGETHER

There may be a smoked meat restaurant in Brooklyn named Mile End and a café in Mile End named Brooklyn, but the kinship between the two cities runs much deeper than that…

CREATIVE CITY: JOURNEES DE LA CULTURE 2012

The city’s big museums are always a draw, with plenty of family-friendly activities and guided tours (some free, some at discounted prices). See the vast collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including En Masse’s black-and-white mural-like art, as well as free screenings of films from the International Festival of Films on Art. The Musée d’art contemporain takes part in Saturday’s Marathon of Arts via a workshop called Souffle d’inspiration, and on Sunday tours and workshops related to the exhibition A Matter of Abstraction. Step into Montreal history at Pointe-à-Callière, and weave through the Urban Forest at the McCord Museum, where you might even get to know your satirical self at their Become an Editorial Cartoonist Workshop, September 29-30.

EN MASSE REDESIGNS THE MMFA

There’s art not only on the walls, but around the walls, on the furniture, in the air… where am I? Why, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ newly redesigned education wing!

MONTREAL FALL ARTS GUIDE 2012

This fall, Montreal’s visual and performing arts scene is as hot as the summer of 2012 was: see thought-provoking visual art, world-class dance and circus, and emotionally rousing theatre of all genres. And if you’re here September 28-30, take in as much of Montreal’s arts and culture scene as you can handle during the city-wide Journées de la Culture, a weekend of special exhibitions, activities and performances at museums, galleries, theatres and even in the streets…

INCREDIBLE WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO MONTREAL

Global media stories big and small, famed and little known, come to Montreal in glorious picture form as celebrated in traveling exhibition World Press Photo, installed at Old Montreal’s Marché Bonsecours, September 7-30…

RYOJI IKEDA AT DHC/ART

One of the biggest names in contemporary art and minimalist electronic music in Japan – and these days around the world too, from Parisian galleries to New York City’s Park Avenue Armory – Ryoji Ikeda now makes his unique audio-visual mark on Montreal. Always a champion of international-scale challenging art work, DHC/Art in Old Montreal hosts Ikeda’s first survey exhibition in North America…

ART GOES WILD AT ZOO

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s summer blockbuster exhibition is here, and it’s wild. Zoo was organized to address the theme of animality in international art today. Or did I just let the cat out of the bag?

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!