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Weekend of June 3, 2023

Updated: Jun 9

WASM members are exhibiting:

Annette Wolfstein-Joseph is excited to announce her solo exhibition of some her etchings at a gallery attached to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. If you are around, please stop by any time, or meet Annette there at the vernissage on June 7, 5PM.



Events to check out:

Le Tour de l’Île de Montréal met le cap vers le nord-est de la ville!



On now at the McCord: From town to metropolis: come see Montreal from the past revealed through five decades of watercolours! The exhibition Becoming Montreal: The 1800s Painted by Duncan is the first retrospective devoted to the painter and watercolourist James Duncan. Exhibited together for the first time, about one hundred of his works offer viewers a unique journey into 19th-century Montreal. A digital artwork created by art studio Irregular uses artificial intelligence to reinterpret Duncan’s work in the form of computer-generated images depicting a composite world of dreamscapes of a Montreal that no longer exists.

Becoming Montreal: The 1800s Painted by Duncan - Exhibition at the McCord Stewart Museum (



CIVILIZED is a play inspired by actual reports, writings, and speeches from Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s government. The solo show debuted in 2022 to rave reviews in several cities in Ontario and Manitoba. Presented as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival. Tickets:

Show: CIVILIZED - McCord Stewart Museum (


It’s back in Montreal!

The 11th year of Montreal’s Mural Fest: Daybreak host Sean Henry speaks with Nicolas Munn Rico, the president of the Mural Festival. He is also the director of programming.


At the Arsenal Gallery:

Sabrina Ratté - FUTURS SPÉCULAIRES – On now until August 13, 2023.

Info and tickets:


For listening or reading – from NPR “The World”:

An exhibition of Keith Haring's art and activism makes clear: 'Art is for everybody'.

Keith Haring at his Pop Shop in SoHo, 1986

Tseng Kwong Chi / Muna Tseng Dance Projects Inc./The Keith Haring Foundation


Meet the eye-opening curator behind hundreds of modern art exhibitions.

John R. Gossage, Portrait of Walter Hopps, 1969. Photograph. The Menil Collection, Houston, Promised Gift of Caroline Huber and the estate of Walter Hopps.

John R. Gossage


The fantastical art of Wangechi Mutu: from plant people to a 31-foot snake:

Visitors to "Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined" at the New Museum are greeted by "In Two Canoe" (foreground) and "For Whom the Bell Tolls," two sculptures by the Kenyan-born artist that feature fantastical hybrid creatures set against a landscape that uses gray emergency relief blankets to depict the silhouette of Mount Kenya.

Courtesy New Museum. Photo: Dario Lasagni

More on this artist:


The Camera – Mapping the camera's influence from the first permanent photograph to today.

Digitized image of an 1867 advertisement, from page 682 of "Sheppard's Shippers' Guide to the South and West, embracing twenty-three states, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, etc." (Public Domain, from the British Library's collections)



Héritage Montréal takes measures to ensure continuity of operations. Following the tragic fire at the Monastère du Bon-Pasteur, the Héritage Montréal Executive Committee met to take measures to ensure the continuity of the organization's activities.

For photographs and more details:


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