From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, Montreal’s famed Art Deco houses were transformed by artists and designers to a mix of sleek industrialism and opulent opulence.
It’s been nearly three decades since the city opened its doors to the public for the first time.
But a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History, which is to open this month, promises to take us back to some of the best of the city’s past, while showcasing some of its present.
The project, called Montreal’s Art Decos: A Global Heritage, is an interactive, multimedia experience that is part of the ongoing Exhibition of the Year.
It has already inspired a slew of other art exhibitions in Montreal.
“We’re very excited to be able to showcase the works of the greats of Montreal, but also offer a look at some of our current art,” said Marc Bouchard, the director of the Montreal museum.
“This is a great opportunity to give back to this city, but at the same time showcase the amazing art of Montreal.”
The exhibition will be in the exhibition space of the Canadian National Exhibition Centre, in a large, open room that has been converted into a museum.
It will include art from the gallery’s permanent collection.
It includes work from artists such as Jean Bédard, Jean-Pierre Léger, Robert Capa and Pierre Bourgoin.
The collection also includes works by renowned French sculptor Jean-Michel Blanchot, whose work has been on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts since 1999.
Among the other notable works on display is the work of Canadian sculptor John McLeod, who also created the famed sculpture “The Moon and the Sun.”
The museum’s permanent collections include a collection of works by the late artist and sculptor Vincent van Gogh.
A large piece of the sculpture, “The Lighthouse at the St. Regis,” is on view at the museum.
And the collection includes the works by Robert Baudelaire and Claude Monet.
Bouchad says he is very happy to be collaborating with the artists and art historians who will be making the exhibits available for free to visitors.
“There are a lot of artists, including Van Gogh, who are making their living from the sale of their work, and it’s very exciting to be making it accessible for the public,” he said.
The work in the permanent collection is being curated by the Museum of Modern Art and is one of the first major exhibitions in the collection to be done in-house by the museum itself.
The museum has also commissioned work by renowned Canadian sculptors such as Vincent van Gelder, whose famous “Vincent Van Goethooge” sculpture, which features a man wearing a crown, will be on display until September.
Another notable exhibit in the exhibit will be an exhibition on the life of Jean-François Lyotard, an artist who designed the world’s first skyscraper.
Boucher says the project is a collaboration between the museum and Lyotards son, who is an associate professor of architecture and planning at the University of Montreal.
It also includes work by acclaimed Canadian sculptress and sculptress Marie-Thérèse Delaunay.
The exhibit is open to the general public until August 21.