The Advanced SéminArts Series was designed to complement the introduction to collecting contemporary art SéminArts series offered in collaboration with the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. It allows to further explore the world of art through thematic sessions offered à la carte and open to all.


5 evening sessions on Wednesdays February 20, March 6, April 24, May 1 and on Sunday, June 16, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
University Galleries: Concordia University FOFA Gallery
In English
Location: FOFA Gallery, Concordia University

  • Faculty of Fine Arts’ gallery mandate with Jennifer Dorner, Director
  • Material Trace, Undergraduate Student Exhibition with Catherine Deschamps-Montpetit, Exhibition Coordinator
  • Tour of open studios of Master of Fine Arts candidates

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fine Art Auction House
In French (Q&A in French or in English)
Location:  Heffel Fine Art Auction House

  • Behind the scenes of an auction house with Tania Poggione, Director
  • Online Auctions with François Hudon, Manager of Online Auctions, and Marie-Hélène Busque, Manager
  • Unveiling of works offered in the March Online Auction

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Collecting contemporary photography
In English
Location: Montreal Fine Arts Museum

  • Tour of the show Of Individuals and Places. Photographs from the Lazare Collection by Diane Charbonneau, curator (Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Photography) with collector Jack Lazare

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Framing of contemporary works on paper
In French (Q&A in French or in English)
Location: Encadrex 

  • Meeting with Rémi Bédard, president and collector
  • Framing workshop tour
  • Examples of works to frame: photographs, prints, drawings 

Sunday, June 16, 2019
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Living with art; an art of living
In French (Q&A in French or in English)
Location: in the countryside, near Drummondville 
This session is full

  • Meeting with Bernard Landriault and Michel Paradis, passionate collectors
  • Tour of Les Abouts house, creation of architect Pierre Thibault
  • Discovery of contemporary works of art