All at the Museum—a Museum for all
Because art and culture should be accessible to all, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is continuing and expanding its educational mission. Working with 450 different associations, the museum welcomes visits and special tours by school groups, community organizations and people in difficulty.
Opening in late 2016, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace will endow the MMFA with the largest educational spaces for a museum in North America. Thanks to a grant from benefactor and educational publisher Michel de la Chenelière, an international atelier for education and art therapy will be part of it.
Also, a partnership with Concordia University will see university researchers working with the museum to develop projects for the well-being of society. A new art hive—a community space for creators—will be opened. And there will be a university course, Peace Trail, based on the collection of the Pavilion for Peace.
At the same time, the museum will continue its partnerships with companies and hospitals to further research projects aimed at documenting art therapy.
More than ever, the MMFA is fulfilling its vocation to be a home for the arts that is cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and open.