Public art is a hot-button topic of discussion, be it in political debates or around the dining room table. While some denounce it as a frivolous waste of tax-payer dollars, others applaud the cultural, economic, and societal advantages of investing in public art: Its presence can accentuate a neighbourhood’s unique[Read More…]
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‘Dans ma cour ça du chien!’: The story behind the colourful dogs of Place des Arts
Walking through Place des Arts in the summer months, one is greeted by a variety of neon dog statues. These furry creatures are part of artist Mélanie Crespin’s interactive art piece “Dans ma cour ça du chien!” For me, the dogs have become an iconic part of strolling through the[Read More…]
Montreal lights up with Luminothérapie
Under curfew, the city sleeps early. The flame of Montreal’s infamous nightlife seems to have been extinguished, leaving no trace of the nocturnal glowscape it once was. If you have wandered downtown recently, you’ve likely encountered a series of spinning wheels in Quartier des Spectacles. These glowing rings are no[Read More…]
Campus art for the busy student
Visual Arts Collection tours make sites accessible to students.
Luminothérapie lights up Quartier des Spectacles
Interactive installation brings people together.
Saving the Farine Five Roses sign
Art project spotlights Farine Five Roses sign in Montrealers’ collective memory