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Collectors Symposium selected Janet Werner

Montreal, October 18th 2019

In the spirit of a museum’s art acquisition committee, the thirteen Collectors Symposium, generously sponsored by National Bank Private Wealth 1859, was held at the museum on Tuesday, October 15.

Chaired by Eva Hartling and Sara Joli-Coeur, this fundraising event for the Musée Foundation brought together over sixty guests who were invited to take part in selecting the next works to enrich the Musée Collection.

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 gives those who are less familiar with contemporary art a chance to discover the important role these works play within a museum’s collection.

After the presentation of Janet Werner’s artwork by curator François LeTourneux and Forensic Architecture’s by John Zeppetelli, Mark Lanctôt presented the drawing of Francis Alÿs.

In this edition, the public chose Janet Warner’s Beast which can be seen during MAC’s exhibition that starts October 31st.

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

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