SéminArts is an educational program consisting of five sessions offered in collaboration with the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. It offers you a rare opportunity to meet various players in the art world. 


5 evening sessions on Wednesdays October 3 and 17, November 7 and 21, and December 5, 2018


Primary market / secondary market

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Galerie Simon Blais

  • Presentation of Galerie Simon Blais and the artists it represents
  • Tour of Jean McEwen ̶  Poèmes barbares and Refus global  ̶  70th anniversary (1948-2018) shows
  • Discussion about the difference between modern and contemporary artists, the primary and the secondary market


Contemporary artistic practices: painting today 

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Anthony Burnham’s studio

  • Meeting with Anthony Burnham and studio visit
  • Slide show presentation titled: Painting after Photoshop
  • Q & A and discussion


Artistic mediums: Prints

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: BAnQ Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie

  • Presentation of the main techniques of printmaking through the Mémoire de papier show
  • Study of original prints at the reading room
  • Tour of the storerooms and information about the preservation of works on paper


Institutional Collection: MAC Collection

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

  • Presentation of the MAC collection and management of acquisitions with Marie-Eve Beaupré, curator of the collection
  • Visit of the paintings vault with Anne-Marie Zeppetelli, collections and information resources manager and digital cultural plan manager


University Galleries: Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University

  • Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery mandate and collection
  • Tour of Vincent Meessen. Blues clair show with Michèle Thériault, director and curator
  • Public Programs and Education with Robin Simpson


Additional Information

Fees :

$225 (tax included) for 5 sessions / 15% off for MACarte holders
$45 (tax included) per session / $40 (tax included) for MACarte holders


Conducted in an atmosphere conducive to discussion and the sharing of ideas, this educational program gives participants a chance to discover the art world and the workings of the art market through five sessions with various players in the arts community, including artists, gallerists, private collectors, corporate collectors and exhibition or museum curators. In addition to its scheduled series, SéminArts regularly offers à la carte activities (tour of Art Toronto, visits to other types of art venues, meetings with diverse stakeholders).

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