A rich cultural calendar awaits at the MMFA! The oldest art museum in Canada is proposing a creative journey laid out over its five interconnecting pavilions, featuring artwork from every continent.

This fall, the MMFA is presenting a large-scale exhibition devoted to the importance of music in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and work, and an ambitious celebration of Inuit musical expression in all its forms. 

You can also marvel at the work of legendary American photographer Diane Arbus, who captured some of the most compelling images of the last century, and immerse yourself in a multisensory installation by Canadian visual artist Shary Boyle. In keeping with its mission to promote Canada’s heritage, the MMFA is also showcasing the work of Albert Dumouchel, a pioneer of printmaking in Quebec.

Photo credit: Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Anybody Speaking Words, 1982. Private collection, Switzerland. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo Boris Croce
Photo credit: Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), Guardians of Katajjaniq, 1992. Collection of Jean-Jacques Nattiez. © Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest
Photo credit: Diane Arbus (1923-1971), Teenage couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C., 1963, gelatin silver print; printed later. Sheet: 50.8 × 40.6 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Robin and David Young, 2016. Copyright © Estate of Diane Arbus
Photo credit: Shary Boyle (born in 1972), Cephalophoric Saint, 2018. Collection of E. Grace and S. Vella. Photo Toni Hafkenscheid
Photo credit: Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971), The Horrible Snow Cat, 1969. MMFA, gift of Madeleine Morin. Photo MMFA, Annie Fafard

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