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Collectors Symposium 2020


Due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 MAC Ball, Les Printemps du MAC and Collectors Symposium, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859 has been canceled.

The Fondation du MAC and the National Bank are happy to invite you to the Collectors Symposium held on October 20, at 6 p.m. Tickets are priced at $1,000. A tax receipt will be issued for the admissible amount. 

Under the co-chairmanship of Eva Hartling and Nathalie Pratte, the Symposium gives participants an opportunity to share in the experience of sitting on an art acquisition committee. Exchange with other guests and curators over a gourmet dinner before selecting the work that will be acquired for the MAC’s collection. Full of lively discussions, this one-of-a-kind event, very popular among art collectors and enthusiasts alike, invites uninitiated members of the public to discover contemporary art and its relevance within a museum’s collection.

The focus of this year’s edition is on local art, as the proposed works will be part of the highly-anticipated exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux. This means you will soon be getting a preview of the works in the Symposium.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you back to the Musée, and rest assured that the MAC and its Fondation are in strict compliance with current health and safety regulations. Guests who wish to attend the Symposium remotely will be able to do so via videoconference.

Your donation enriches the collection of your Musée d’art contemporain.

The Fondation du MAC is very grateful for your precious support and generosity.

Places are limited, hurry and reserve your spot now!

Additional information


6 pm


[email protected] / 514 847-6273

  • Banque Nationale, Gestion Privée

About the Collectors Symposium

The Collectors Symposium, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, was established to give participants an opportunity to share in the experience of sitting on an art acquisition committee. Much appreciated by art lovers and collectors, this unique evening also offers those less familiar with contemporary art a chance to discover contemporary works and the important role they play within a museum collection.

In the last thirteen years, the Symposium, which is closely aligned with the mission of both the Foundation and the museum, has allowed major works to be added to the MAC’s collection. The proceeds generated, notably thanks to the generous participation of National Bank, have enabled the museum to acquire pieces by Janet Werner, Skawennati, Onkweshòn:’a, Etienne Zack, Dil Hildebrand, Valérie Blass, Ed Pien, Adrian Paci, Pierre Dorion, Michel de Broin, Nicolas Baier, Hito Steyerl and Jessica Eaton, among others.

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