Introduction to collecting contemporary art


5 sessions (in French) on Wednesday: March 13 and 27, April 10, May 8 and 22, 2019

The Museum Collection
March 13, 2019, 7* p.m. to 9 p.m.
Introduction to the SéminArts series
Meeting with a curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal
What does the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal collect?

The Artist’s Studio
March 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visit to an artist’s studio
Meeting with the artist and viewing of works yet to be shown
What is the career path of a contemporary artist?

The Art Gallery
April 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Meeting with a gallery owner
Tour of ongoing show
What is the relationship between gallerist, collector and artist?

The corporate Collection
May 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Corporate Collection tour
Meeting with the manager of the Corporate Collection
How and why does a company collect contemporary works of art?

The Private Collection
May 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Meeting with a collector
Discovering of unique art collection
How and why do you become a collector of contemporary art?

Additional Information

Fees :

$225 (tax included)
15% off 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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