The MMFA: not just another museum!

Posted on June 2nd, 2009 by .

Think museums are boring? Think again! A few weeks ago, I attended a remarkable event – the annual ball of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts – to give you a real example of how creative, innovative and unique this Montréal institution is.
 
Since the theme for this year’s party was Geisha, I was really excited to have a glamorous reason to get all dressed up. Check out the video of this incredible event!
Hot right? Now although this notable event comes only once a year, the imaginative spirit of the party is alive year-round at the MMFA. Out goes boring, in comes inspiring. With exhibitions such as Sacred Africa and Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko (which really is a must-see, take my word for it), the Museum succeeds in appealing to modern women who like their art thought-provoking yet accessible and entertaining. Plus, did I mention that it’s free?
 
And because I know (and more importantly, the museum knows) that women like to keep their activities balanced and varied, the MMFA offers up a serving of culture with a healthy side dish of . . . shopping opportunities. Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? Check in with me next week when I’ll share my favourite finds from the museum’s M Boutique, including the great pillows I just bought there!
 
Imagine
The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko
Presented until June 21
Free
 
Sacred Africa II
Works from the collections of Cirque du Soleil, MMFA and McGill’s Redpath Museum
Permanent Exhibition
Free
 
Other exhibitions worth checking out:
 
Kent Monkman
Dance to the Berdashe
Presented until October 4
Free
 
Pre-Columbian Art
Permanent Exhibition
Free
 
Napoleon
Gift of the Ben Weider Collection to MMFA
Permanent Exhibition
Free
 
The Body in Glass
Gift of the Anna and Joe Mendel Collection to MMFA
Permanent Exhibition
Free
 
THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
514-285-2000
http://www.mbam.qc.ca/en
Special Thanks to Rhiana Hogan
Make-up artist
514-318-0216

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