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Opening weekend: Pierre Lassonde pavilion

June 24 - June 26, 2016
Musée nationale des beaux art du Quebec, Quebec City

The MNBAQ is extremely proud to announce the official opening of the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, the fourth building of the museum complex, on Friday June 24, 2016.

A Popular Celebration

To mark the inauguration on June 24, 2016, the Québec national holiday, a participative artistic experience conceived and staged by the playwright and theatre director Alexandre Fecteau will take place on Cartier Avenue and the Grande Allée. One can already picture this extraordinary open-air market whose stalls and kiosks will become by turns outdoor exhibition galleries, dance floors and even spaces for theatrical and musical performances. Visual artists, actors and vendors will merge as participants experience memorable personal and poetic adventures.

3 days of free activities

On June 24, 25 and 26, the public will be able to visit the Pierre Lassonde pavilion free of charge and discover this architectural masterpiece, a world-class building designed by the architectural consortium OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) of New York in collaboration with Provencher_Roy architectes of Montréal.

In addition to the three days of free festivities and the numerous activities on offer, five new exhibitions will be opened in the pavilion of contemporary and present-day art—Illipounga: The Brousseau Inuit Art Collection; From Ferron to BGL: Contemporary Art in Quebec; Decorative Arts and Design in Quebec; Installations: On a Large Scale, presented by TD; and Jean-Paul Riopelle: Tribute to Rosa Luxemburg. The opening weekend also includes on-site activities, a medium-length film shown continuously on the architecture of the new building, from conception to construction, cocktail-hour culinary experiences by Marie-Chantal Lepage and live evening entertainment.

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