1700, La Poste

2013

Belgian artist and patroness Isabelle de Mévius envisioned—and financed—a bold project. She purchased 1700 La Poste, an old post office building in the city’s southwest corner, and then converted it into a private exhibition centre for the visual arts.

The space, reimagined by Luc Laporte, was made possible through the generosity of this new angel on Montréal’s cultural scene. The first exhibition, a retrospective of works by Louis-Pierre Bougie, perfectly embodies De Mévius’ vision: raise the visibility of Québec artists between the ages of 40 and 60 to boost their notoriety.

A hub for discovery and conversation, 1700 La Poste welcomes all lovers of art and heritage.

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