Adrift will be up until October 2021 and it holds a powerful message. "It integrates a poem by Innu author Joséphine Bacon in tribute to the glaciers, whose accelerated melting is threatening numerous species and populations," the museum wrote in a press release.
The piece also shares similar themes with the exhibitions Ecologies: A Song for Our Planet and Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, which you can explore inside of the museum.
You can sit on glacier-like stones and scan the QR code found alongside it to listen to the poem Adrift by Bacon in tandem with the street art, making it a multisensory experience.
"Thousands of years ago, a glacier melt permitted the first Indigenous peoples to settle in territories they inhabit to this very day, in synergy with nature. The installation invites city dwellers to set themselves 'adrift' in town and be carried off by a stream as formidable in nature as it is fragile, that reclaims its rightful place at the very heart of a city," explained Collectif Incognito, the group behind the installation.
Adrift In Front Of The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Address: Along avenue Du Musée
Why You Need To See It: To have an educational and eye-opening experience while in the centre of the city.
Jews were forced to wear the yellow identification badges throughout Nazi-occupied Europe leading to a genocide that killed millions of people, the museum stated.
"This symbol allowed the Nazis to target, persecute, and murder millions of Jews [...] As a result, the yellow star has become a painful symbol of Jewish discrimination and the Holocaust," it continued.
Espace pour la vie and Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal's Biosphere would reopen to the public as of Friday, August 13.
The structure, which houses an environment museum, was built as the American Pavilion for Expo 67.
In a Facebook post, the mayor announced that to mark the occasion, admission to the museum would be free all weekend.
Earlier in the year, the Governments of Canada and Quebec announced that control of the museum would be transferred to the City of Montreal and that it would become Espace pour la vie's fifth site, joining the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Insectarium.
The exhibition will teach visitors everything they need to know about human excrement — from how fecal waste is managed in Quebec and around the world, sanitation issues, health crises and "the hope that comes with reclaiming human dejecta."
A statement from the museum says visitors will also learn how excrement can be reused as a sustainable resource to preserve the Earth. Plus, they'll explore their own relationships with their bodies and the taboo nature of excrement.
Video games like The Wheel of Misfortune, Caca'MAn, Shoot the Poo and Super Microbiota can be found at the CACArcade, produced by the Montreal-based creative studio CREO, for an interactive experience on "the health issues linked to fecal-matter management."
Visitors can also immerse themselves in the experience of a collective Roman toilet, which is described as "nine holes cut into a stone bench, with bonus cleaning sticks."
The Oh Shit! exhibition runs from June 17 to March 26, 2023.
Oh Shit! at the Musée de la civilisation
Price: Under 5 years old: Free
Six to 11 years old: $5
Twelve to 17 years old: $7
Eighteen to 34 years old: $15
Adults (35+): $20
Seniors (65+): $19
Families of four: $45
Free admission Quebec residents have free access to the Museum on the first Sunday of each month, with proof of residency.
One of Montreal’s favourite museums, the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) will be suspending activities for five months beginning June 28 to make way for extensive renovations. The museum building at Place des Arts, meanwhile, is set to close until 2025.
In the interim, beginning in November 2021, the museum will relocate just a short jaunt down rue Sainte-Catherine in an 11,000-square-foot space in Place Ville-Marie, complete with "an exhibit space, a projection room and a creative workshop for [educational] programs."
"To our great regret, the magnitude of the transformation project for the MAC, at the heart of Place des Arts, is entering a phase that is incompatible with welcoming visitors," John Zeppetelli, director and curator of the MAC, said in a press release.
Zeppetelli added that transferring the MAC to Place Ville-Marie "is a gigantic and extremely complex project, which requires rigorous planning, but which also marks the beginning of a particularly exciting new chapter in the history of the museum, namely the beginning of the expansion project."
The new MAC space at Place Ville-Marie will open at the corner of Mansfield and Cathcart in downtown Montreal.