MU @ Montreal Museums Day

  MU will be celebrating the Montréal Museums Day this Sunday !  From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., we will be on the Promenade des Artistes in Quartier des spectacles (métro Place-des-Arts) to create a collective mural inspired by exhibitions’ walls. Come be part of this ephemeral museum in the making ! Check out the whole program here

CEA Champlain’s Mural !

MU is extremely proud to present this new mural created by students of Champlain Adult Education Centre during extracurricular mural art workshops offered this winter. The mural focuses on perseverance. The hands symbolize working, building, creating and getting together. Ladders and stairs show the progress and success of each and everyone of us. Trees are
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MU @ School | St. Georges

This winter, St. Georges Highschool students (grade 4&5) met an uncommon artist : Montrealer Miss me is not only a wheatpaste pro (wall-pasted paper technique), but she is also one of the few women in street art whose work is recognized internationally. She presented her artistic process, her inspirations and aspirations; live demonstration included! A
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MU @ Schools| CEA Champlain

Since january, MU is collaborating with 12 young adults from Centre d’éducation des adultes Champlain (in Verdun), in partnership with the Commission scolaire Marguerite- Bourgeoys. It’s MU’s first experience within the adult education world : Art educator Isabelle Duguay has developed a project tailored to meet the objectives (teamwork and sense of belonging). Each week, during the
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MU @ Schools | PGLO

Since mid-December, 12 teenagers from Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont High School are involved in the Laisse ta trace committee : weekly after-school mural art workshops offered by MU in partnership with the Commission scolaire Marguerite- Bourgeoys and runned by Isabelle Duguay. The workshops are developed in a student retention perspective and aim, among other things, to explore artistic professions and discover atypical models of success.
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MU @ Schools | Félix-Leclerc

Since mid-December, 15 teenagers from Félix- Leclerc High School are involved in the Laisse ta trace committee : weekly after-school mural art workshops offered by MU in partnership with the Commission scolaire Marguerite- Bourgeoys and runned by Isabelle Duguay. Each week, these young people demonstrate curiosity, openness and creativity. During the last 3 months, they
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Beauty : rain or shine!

This first day of Spring ’14 being so grey and bland, we are reminded murals bring life, beauty and colors to Montreal neighbourhoods 365 days/yr, 24/7, Summer, Fall, Spring or Winter and rain or shine… as we can see on these pics taken on so-so winter days. Photo credits : Gérard from Habitations Jeanne-Mance, MU and
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MU IN THE SPOTLIGHT | @3:50PM ON 95,1!

  Stay tuned for ICI Radio-Canada Première’s show called Le 15-18 (led by Michel C. Auger on 95,1) this afternoon at 3:50pm! You will hear an interview with our General and Artistic Director, Elizabeth-Ann Doyle, with urban environment journalist Etienne Leblanc, who portraits citizens who work to improve our daily life in the city. The interview
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MU IS HIRING FOR THIS SUMMER

This summer again, MU will be hiring emerging artists to fill a few positions with the aim of offering valuable apprenticeships. Please share! Read all the details here (in french)

FINALIST @ MTL SUSTAINABLE DEV. GALA!

The Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montréal), the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal and the City of Montréal announced today the nine finalists for the Gala de reconnaissance en environnement et développement durable de Montréal 2014 to be held on April 29th. MU is really proud to be one of the three finalists in the non-profit
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ART SOUTERRAIN | UNTIL MARCH 16TH!

While there’s this very-unwelcome storm blasting on Montreal, take refuge and wander the 7 kilometers-long downtown underground to enjoy the 93 works of art proposed by the 2014 edition of ART SOUTERRAIN (until March 16th). Keep an eye out for Rafael Sottolichio‘s mural (produced by MU in 2012) under the World Trade Centre Montreal :
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WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC ART IN THE CITY?

As part of City Talks — a four-part series of lectures presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal —, Anne Darche (president, Board of directors, MU) and Jo-Ann Kane (Independent Curator) discussed last january 22nd the following question : WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC ART IN THE CITY? Well-established in the urban landscape, works of
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The Women behind MU

  On the occasion of Women’s Day (March 8th), we are particularly proud to emphasize a few facts about MU. Our organization : was cofounded by women. is runned by an all-women team : general and artistic director, administration and communications director, project managers and art educator. is stewarded by a board with a 50-50 gender
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MU IN THE SPOTLIGHT | AT A GLANCE 2013

Last friday, Montreal, Cultural Metropolis launched At a glance 2013, “an annual publication listing the city’s major cultural achievements.” MU is proud to be featured in At a glance for a third year in a row!   Browse through the whole document to discover many more impressive cultural initiatives here in Montreal.

MURALS ALONG THE BLUE LINE

Take a look at La ligne bleue, a non-profit, social economy organization dedicated to “connecting people with the arts at venues along the blue line of the Montreal metro.” Double the fun by checking out a few murals produced by MU (below) :

PHOTO REPORT | WALLS OF CUBA

Last week, our Admin. and Communications Director was back from a month away cycling and suntanning in Cuba! Even though she swears she enjoyed her time off, she couldn’t help it but prepare a short photo report for us! Traces of abstract mural, La Havana Graffiti, La Havana Ceramic mural from Cuban painter, muralist and ceramist
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SOON!

New blog really soon!

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