Best wishes, from the Musée!

2009-12-08, from Member
Sherbrooke, Tuesday 8 December. During the Holiday Season, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke invites you to see or see again the exhibitions Mario Merola and Hairstyles and Fashion in Québec. Portraits of Women, 1790-1860. The Musée invites you also to discover the new presentation of it’s permanent collection: Espaces et paysages, made possible by a grant from the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine.

Holiday Schedule: The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke will be opened on 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30 December and 3 January, from noon to 5 p.m. Back to the regular schedule on Tuesday 5 January 2010. And, please do not forget to visit the museum’s boutique for the last minute and perfect gift: original works from the Townships artists, including paintings, drawings, photographies, jewellery and pottery, something for everyone! The boutique’s schedule is the same as the museum’s. Happy holidays!

Hairstyles and Fashion in Québec. Portraits of Women, 1790-1860 (until 10 January)

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is proud to present this introduction to the art of hairstyling and fashion between 1790 and 1860 based on a selection of full-scale portraits and miniatures from its collections. Silver and gold pieces, jewellery, photographs and furnishings provide a bridge between the works by giving visitors a glimpse of the public and private spheres inhabited by the sophisticates of that era. A visitors’ booklet, published in English, will enable you to grasp all aspect of the fashion of the era.

Mario Merola (until 17 January)

This exhibition relates the many facets of the career of this artist: drawings, paintings, reliefs and sculptures. Born in Montreal in 1931 of an Italian father and a Québecoise mother, Mario Merola studied at the École des beaux-arts of Montréal and in 1952, he received a scholarship from the government of France which enabled him to enrol in scenography at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris. On his return to Montréal he became a regular visitor to the Atelier de la place des arts and in 1954, he joined the Société Radio-Canada, and for three years worked in costume design for the newly emerging sector of television. In 1956, Mario Merola took first prize in a national competition for the development of a mural for the Canadian Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair. This marked a turning point in his career. For more than twenty years, he produced murals, reliefs and sculptures for public spaces, and showed his work both in Québec and abroad. He has been a member of the Royal Academy of Canada since 1977.

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, 241 Dufferin Street, is open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Entrance fees : $7,50, adult, $6, senior, $5, student. Guided tours in French every Tuesday at 2 p.m. English tours and group tours available anytime upon reservation. The Musée is supported by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and Ville de Sherbrooke.

Source:

Lise Boyer
Communications
MBAS
819 821-2115
lboyer@mbas.qc.ca
www.mbas.qc.ca


 
 

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