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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 18, No. 1 September 2012

Visual Arts

by Lina Scarpellini / September 1, 2012

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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is offering Fine Arts in New France until April 28, 2013. Civil and religious life in New France is represented via paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, fancy metalware, furniture, textiles and decorative arts. (www.mnba.qc.ca)

Until October 21, the Canadian Centre for Architecture is presenting Tokyo: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, a photography exhibition based on 1970s and 1980s Tokyo’s urban landscape and capturing Ishimoto’s attention to form, texture and light. (www.cca.qc.ca)

Want to return to medieval times? Starting October 4, the MNBAQ will celebrate artistic production between the 5th and 15th centuries. Art and Nature in the Middle Ages will exhibit works (stained glass windows, tapestries, enamelwork, etc.) that reveal how nature was viewed by artists of the time.

Until March 31, the Pointe-à-Callière museum will present Samurai, one of the world’s most important collections of armour and other objects related to the universe of the samurais, those formidable warriors and learned men. Until November 25, The Etruscans - An Ancient Italian Civilization will offer the opportunity to appreciate the key role in the evolution of humans and Mediterranean culture played by these early Tuscans, one of the most outstanding ancient civilizations. (www.pacmusee.qc.ca)

From September 19 to 23, the country’s capital will play host to a prestigious event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival. This should not be missed if you are a cartoon aficionado, an art lover or a movie buff! (www.animationfestival.ca)

From October 13 to January 20, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will offer A History of Impressionism, from its origins to post-impressionism. There will be 74 paintings by great French masters, including Corot, Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Bouguereau. (www.mbam.qc.ca)

Until December 9, the Art Gallery of Ontario presents Objects of Vision, an exhibit of 14 abstract-form sculptures from the 1950s to 1982 by Michael Snow, winner of the 2011 Gershon Iskowitz Prize. From October 20 to January 20, you can attend Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, an exhibit of 75 works that explore the two artists’ Mexican roots, tumultuous coexistence, and political activism. (www.ago.net)

Translation: John Delva

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