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Guide to Montreal’s Commercial Art Galleries

Have you ever visited a museum and wished it were a shop? Short of becoming a game-show millionaire, you may never be able to buy a Monet or a Borduas – but you can get close. Montreal has a slew of commercial galleries that enable both experienced collectors and more timid art lovers to invest in a masterpiece (or three) of their own. Here are some spots to start with…

The City is a Gallery at Art Souterrain 2014

It’s March! Cause for celebration for two reasons: it’s the official start of spring, and the entire underground city is turning into a supersized gallery for the annual Art Souterrain festival…

Downtown gallery sells prints by Quebec master

How many artists can boast they sold their first work at the age of 17? Let alone to the National Gallery of Canada. That’s the type of wunderkind Alfred Pellan was – he was a boy wonder on the Canadian arts scene in the 1920s and remained a hot ticket until his death in 1988. Now, some of his most collectible works are on view – and yours to purchase – at the Galerie Lounge TD…

It’s Summertime in Paris at Montreal’s Parisian Laundry

Until August 13, when you travel to Montreal, you also get Summertime in Paris. That’s the name of the annual summer show at the Parisian Laundry, one of the west end’s most breathtaking galleries, which this summer is showing work by a collection of young movers and shakers…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 22-28

Even under a blanket of fresh snow, Montreal won’t slow down its pace, especially during this week of  entertainment and family-friendly activities indoors and out at the Montréal en Lumière festival, at the circus, at the Old Port (ice canoe races!), on stage and in museums and galleries, and in music venues everywhere…

CHINESE ART LIVES LARGE AT ARSENAL

With a space as big as an airport hangar, you need a decorating style that’s larger than life. Enter the brand new show at Arsenal, reuniting 13 contemporary Chinese artists who like to make statements – BIG statements…

PERU COMES TO THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Always wanted to climb Machu Pichu? Well you can do the next best thing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: You can take in over 350 Peruvian works of art, artifacts and treasures in their latest show, Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon…

JAZZY ART IN THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

The word “barbeau” may mean “scribble” in French, but as the current exhibition attests, Quebec legend Marcel Barbeau makes anything but…