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Riopelle Unplugged | Museum Avenue Party at the MMFA

Riopelle Unplugged | Museum Avenue Party at the MMFA

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Riopelle Unplugged

Socialites rejoice! In-person events and festivities are gradually resuming at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. To kick things off in style, on August 26, members of the MMFA Young Philanthropists Circle had a delightful evening garden party, on the street-art-covered du Musée Avenue, in order to celebrate the coming conclusion of the Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures exhibition.

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Adrift is a 2021 installation by Collective Incognito consisting of acrylic paint on pavement and cast-concrete blocks. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley

After a year and half of pandemic lockdowns and virtual events, Riopelle Unplugged was a great opportunity for participants to finally reconnect with old friends and acquaintances under the sun.

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In a festive atmosphere, surrounded by the MMFA’s sculpture garden, they enjoyed savory cocktails, bites and popsicles, while listening to the beats of DJ S Y L A.

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MMFA philanthropy advisor Catherine Doyle and Mountain Lake PBS writer Genevieve PM Roy

After an hour and a half of pure pleasure, guests headed to the MMFA to see the exhibition dedicated to the work of towering Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle.

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View of the exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley

Based on original research, the exhibition, ending September 12, explores the artist’s interest in the North and Indigenous cultures, with nearly 160 works and more than 150 artifacts and archival documents.

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View of the exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley

What is the Circle?

An initiative of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, presented by Hatch, the Young Philanthropists Circle is a group of young urban professionals — aged between 25 and 40 — who love culture. Above all, members get together for various events in order to socialize and network while learning about art and philanthropy. There are about 500 members whose efforts have contributed to collecting nearly half a million dollars for the Museum since 2012!

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Wish you hadn’t missed Riopelle Unplugged? If you join the Circle, you’ll be invited to all the Unplugged Events for the MMFA’s major exhibitions. Furthermore, you’ll get exclusive invitations to trendy art activities, like the Art Chats and art exhibition openings.

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Photo MMFA

Here is what you need to know about the Young Philanthropists Circle:

Benefits:

  • A personal invitation to the Unplugged Events for the Museum’s major exhibitions
  • A personal invitation to the Art Chats
  • A personal invitation to Chiaroscuro nights
  • An invitation for yourself and a guest to Discovery Exhibition openings
  • Free, unlimited and priority access to all exhibitions and collections for yourself and a guest

Age: Reserved for individuals between 25 and 40 years of age.
Membership fee: 275.00 $ for 1 year (tax receipt available)
Website: mbam.qc.ca/en/philanthropic-circles/young-philanthropists-circle/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/cercle-des-jeunes-philanthropes-du-mus-e-des-beaux-arts-de-montr-al/
Instagram: @CJP_mbam

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