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Bad weather? Plenty to read!

Exhibits, events, and news in the arts:

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For Members only - Member Fridays at the MMFA January 12, 2024, at 5:00PM. Transport yourself to the 1960s through the strains of BellA Forté, one of Canada’s celebrated funk and soul singers. Two performances are scheduled, at 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Photo – Sebastien Roy


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Public Art at the Glen - Recognizing and celebrating our medical, scientific and artistic legacy now and for the future. The Glen site is home to one of the largest public art collections in the history of the province. This has been made possible thanks to the Government of Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communication Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics, which indicates that art must be integrated into the architecture and environment of government and public buildings and sites. In this light, the Glen site has eleven artworks, each carefully selected by a different committee, made up of arts professionals and hospital representatives, to best reflect the multifaceted nature of the MUHC’s Glen site.


Artist Linda Covit on her MUHC-commissioned work, Havre.

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Inuk opera singer Deantha Edmunds on the forgotten history of classical music among the Labrador Inuit. The newly appointed member of the Order of Canada talks to Q’s Tom Power about her journey in music.

Canada's first Inuk professional classical singer, Deantha Edmunds is a proud resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted by Deantha Edmunds)


Deantha’s web site: https://deantha.ca/ 

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For decades, the visual artist Marcel Dzama has been attracting attention for everything from his root beer ink drawings of bears, bats and flapper girls enduring the Winnipeg winter of his youth, to his wild films, sculptures, and installations. Now, the Brooklyn-based artist has his first major Canadian exhibition in almost a decade at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Ontario called “Ghosts of Canoe Lake.” Marcel talks to Tom about growing up in Winnipeg, how losing his earliest work in a fire allowed him to feel more freedom as an artist, and his new-found love for Tom Thomson.

Marcel Dzama in his Brooklyn studio, 2021. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner. (Jason Schmidt)


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Meet Bruce Liu, the only Canadian to win the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition, Liu is only in his mid-20s, but he's already made huge marks in his career.

Bruce Liu is a Canadian pianist who rose to widespread renown after winning the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition. (Koestlin & Tom Liebchen)


More about Bruce Liu: https://bruce-liu.com/

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Canada Reads is back!

The Canada Reads 2024 debates will take place March 4-7 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Books. (CBC)

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Lots of good reads from the McCord Museum:


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