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Exhibits, events, and news in the arts:

This Halloween, take a trip back to the free-flowing days of the '60s and Pop art in a far-out night at the Museum!

On Friday, October 27, from 8 p.m. to midnight, this Halloween party is gonna be outasight! Put on your most "Pop art" outfit and join us for an evening full of surprises. Admission for members: Free with Mandatory reservation. Reserve your spot:




Members of The Montreal Camera Club, Danielle Charron, Amir El Etr, Philip Goldsmith, and Armando Rafael – four of the Group of 6. Exhibition goes from November 6 to November 12.

Vernissage November 9th at 6 p.m.

Galerie du Viaduc, 5806 Blvd St Laurent, Montréal.


Images and videos of Les Grands Ballets LA DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS by Peter Quanz:

Performances: FROM OCTOBER 19TH TO 28TH, 2023 AT 2 P.M. AND 8 P.M.



The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts cordially invites you to the Preview of Françoise Sullivan: "I let rhythms flow". This year marks the 100th year in the life of Françoise Sullivan, a figurehead of modern art and a pioneer of Quebec dance. For the occasion, the MMFA is devoting an exhibition to her that will give the public the chance to discover the artist's recent paintings, in which she continues to explore the timeless themes of movement and light. Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No need to reserve your spot online. Simply present your membership card at the entrance!


Velvet Terrorism au MAC : expo punk sur l’activisme performatif des Pussy Riot. John Zeppetelli, Executive Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), tells us how Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian collective Pussy Riot, teamed up with renowned Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson to create a "punk and colorful" photo and video exhibition retracing the group's full-bodied, militant performances in Moscow over the years.



Author Sarah Bernstein’s Study for Obedience shortlisted for Booker Prize. The creative writing grad, who spent ‘formative’ years at Concordia, is also longlisted for Canada’s Giller Prize.

Bernstein signs copies at a book launch in Glasgow, Scotland.



Virtuoso violinist James Ehnes says you have a 'responsibility' to develop your talent. The Grammy-winning Canadian musician sits down with Q’s Tom Power to talk about his life in music.

James Ehnes in the Q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)


From The Bridge on CBC - From church to concert halls: the organ is still a thing in Quebec! The pipe organ at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra hangs high above the stage in the concert hall. The two-hundred or so pipes that we see represent the tiniest fraction of the over 6000 pipes hidden behind a wooden wall. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of La Grande Orgue Pierre Beique, we look at the past, present and future of organ music tradition in Quebec!



More Weird Sports by Sol Neelman – interview by Matt Galloway on CBC’s The Current. Sol Neelman has made a career out of photographing what he calls “weird sports,” from flaming tetherball to people racing kid-sized Barbie Jeeps down steep hills.

Sol’s web site:


Voja Mitrovic, Printer to the Greats (Part I). The Untold Story of One of the Greatest Printers in Photography by Peter Turnley.

Voja Mitrovic at the Coupole, Montparnasse, Paris, 1993. Photo by Peter Turnley.

Voja Mitrovic, Printer to the Greats (Part II):


Camera Lucida | How photographs help us understand our place in the world. The camera may not lie, but it can produce very convincing fiction. The wedding photograph and the headshot are just some of the ways our everyday world gets defined through the frozen image. Award-winning playwright Guillermo Verdecchia presents a sound portrait of a very "visual" medium in this 2001 IDEAS episode.


More on Jean Paul Riopelle:

Photo: Jean Paul Riopelle © Library and Archives Canada. Reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Source: Library and Archives Canada/Fonds Basil Zarov/e011205151 Credit: Basil Zarov; Titanic 1. 1977, oil on canvas, 188 cm x 214 cm Cap au nord. 1977, oil on canvas, 200 cm x 301 cm



Really hot news! Pepper X – the hottest pepper on earth:

The Carolina Reaper was the hottest pepper in the world for a decade, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. (Jeffrey Collins/Associated Press) © Provided by CBC.


Vintage cakes:


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