In order to expand and better welcome its visitors, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is embarking on a major transformation project that will run until 2025. While this work is going on, the museum will move into a temporary home at Place Ville Marie.

During this time, the Musée Education Department will be branching out and offering community groups a free series of three off-site sessions. Art mediators from the museum’s education team will come to you and hold the activities in your community.

This art mediation program revolves around the exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, presented at the MAC in 2021.

Participants will discover contemporary artworks and then take inspiration from them to create their own works.

Content of the three off-site sessions

Session 1 — Introduction and presentation of the works

Following the theme Creating from what already exists, participants will observe works from different disciplines—drawing, collage, painting, sculpture and installation—in a way that encourages active involvement. What do we see? What does it make us think of? What did the artists use to produce their works? How did they transform what they used?

Session 2 — Fantastical Spaces workshop

Green Leaf Ceiling, 2017, by Vikky Alexander, will open up a world full of mystery. Inspired by this work, you’ll make collages out of fragments of assorted images: elements from nature, wallpaper, coloured textures, and more. With the surprising perspectives revealed by your compositions, you’ll never look at collage the same way again!

Session 3 — A Breath of Fresh Air workshop

In his work Daymares of a Doorhandle, 2020, Marlon Kroll makes liberal use of objects from everyday life. In the same creative spirit, you’ll produce refreshing images in vibrant colours.

Additional Information




Each session lasts 90 minutes.
From 8 to 20 participants.

Morning: The activity starts no later than 9:30 a.m.
Afternoon: The activity starts no later than 2 p.m.

Time slots

The three sessions are held on the same day of the week and at the same time over three consecutive weeks.
Choose a series of three sessions on the day that suits you, in the morning or afternoon, during one of the following periods:

Period 1

Tuesday: September 28, October 5, October 12 
Wednesday: September 29, October 6, October 13 
Thursday: September 30, October 7, October 14 
Friday: October 1, October 8, October 15 

Period 2

Tuesday: October 19, October 26, November 2 
Wednesday: October 20, October 27, November 3 
Thursday: October 21, October 28, November 4 
Friday: October 22, October 29, November 5 

Period 3

Tuesday: November 9, November 16, November 23 
Wednesday: November 10, November 17, November 24 
Thursday: November 11, November 18, November 25 
Friday: November 12, November 19, November 26

Period 4

Tuesday: November 30, December 7, December 14 
Wednesday: December 1, December 8, December 15 
Thursday: December 2, December 9, December 16
Friday: December 3, December 10, December 17 

To receive our visit, you must:
Be located on the island of Montréal
Have a computer and a monitor or projection system
Have the use of a space with easily accessible tables.

*Tools and materials are supplied by the Musée.


The program The MAC comes to you!  is full for fall 2021.  We will contact you if the program is available in 2022. Please leave your email to [email protected] indicating the type of organization : community or school.  


In addition to its regular activities, the Museum offers visitors different ways of relating to art. Special educational projects developed around a variety of themes provide visitors with a new way to explore creation. These projects are in keeping with the MAC’s artistic vision, which is to reach out to as many people as possible, raise their awareness and educate them about contemporary art.

Find out more about special projects