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A Psychedelic Pink Floyd Exhibition Is Coming To Montreal In November (PHOTOS)

Check out original art behind some of the band's iconic album covers. 🌈⃤

MTL Blog, Associate Editor
​A person stands between a glowing reproduction of 'The Division Bell' album cover, featuring metal Moai.

A person stands between a glowing reproduction of 'The Division Bell' album cover, featuring metal Moai.

Courtesy of Arsenal Contemporary Art

The Northern Lights may be visible from Montreal, but you'll also be able to get a closer look at "The Dark Side of the Moon." An immersive Pink Floyd exhibition opens at Arsenal Contemporary Art gallery from November 4 to December 31, showcasing over 350 artifacts from the legendary rock band.

If you weren't lucky enough (or alive enough) to catch one of Pink Floyd's sold-out shows at the Université de Montréal (1971), or the Olympic Stadium (1977 -1994), you can now peruse Roger Waters' bass guitars and handwritten lyrics up close. Visitors check out stage props from some of the band's most iconic tours and see the original artwork that inspired the most iconic Pink Floyd album covers.

"People will have the pleasure of experiencing music, design and innovation all at once and fans will be left speechless at the depth and breadth of the historical items they’ll encounter here," said Guy Laforce, General Manager of Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal.

Display in the exhibition.Display in the exhibition.Courtesy of Arsenal Contemporary Art

The "Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains" exhibition mixes audiovisual elements and technology to bring the band's music and history to life. It was designed in collaboration with the Stufish, the band's own longtime stage designers to capture the feel of a live show.

Visitors can walk through a chronological tour of the band's history and album progression from earlier releases like the Dark Side Of The Moon andWish You Were Here, to The Wall and The Division Bell. Each visit takes around 60 to 90 minutes.

Someone stares at a piece in the exhibition.Someone stares at a piece in the exhibition.Courtesy of Pink Floyd Exhibition

Tickets are on sale as of October 6 with rates depending on day of the week. You can reserve your spot online for $27.83 (+ tax) for a Tuesday or Wednesday visit, $36.53 (+ tax) for one on a Thursday or Friday and $45.23 (+ tax) on a Saturday or Sunday. Visitors aged 12 and under pay $19.13 (+ tax), while those aged five and under can enter for free.

"Pink Floyd The Wall" at the exhibition."Pink Floyd The Wall" at the exhibition.Courtesy of Pink Floyd Exhibition

Montreal is the only Canadian city slated to host the exhibition, so you might want to jump on buying tickets in case they sell out and you can only wish you were there.

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

When: November 4 to December 31, 2022

Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020, rue William

Cost: $27.83+ (Tuesday to Wednesday); $36.53+ (Thursday to Friday); $45.23+ (Saturday to Sunday)

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