The New MAC
Inspiring, luminous and relevant, the proposal of Saucier+Perrotte Architectes / GLCRM & Associés Architectes, selected unanimously by the jury in 2018, will result in a resolutely contemporary construction fully coherent with the Museum’s raison d’être.
With this transformation, the MAC embarks, visionary and alive, on a new chapter in its history and continues its momentum to embrace its full potential.
The new MAC in 2024 will be truly exceptional. The transformed MAC will be a visible and important demonstration of Québec’s artistic know-how, in both its content and its architecture. It will offer visitors from near and far an incomparable experience. A place, featuring state-of-the-art technology, entirely designed to exhibit contemporary art in all its forms.
The amount of exhibition space will be doubled in order to better display Québec’s public collection. Currently, only 1% of the collection is accessible to the public. The new MAC will offer a greater, more versatile exhibition space that has been completely rethought so as to adapt to all the forms the art of today—and of the future—may take.
Highlights of the new MAC:
- Close to a 100% increase in exhibition spaces and rooms.
- Every space, from lobbies to circulation areas, have been redesigned to showcase contemporary art
- New and expanded educational spaces
- An exterior facade that has been transformed by the expansion of the main entrance and the added area on the 2nd floor.
- The optimization of the Beverly-Webster-Rolph multimedia room
- New spaces for the MAC Boutique, including a bookstore and a coffee shop
“Thanks to the MAC’s efforts to boost its offering and revitalize its presence, we now feel a major, renewed interest for contemporary art. With this transformation, we will be able to offer a place worthy of public expectations. Montreal will finally have a jewel that lives up to its ambitions, its reputation and its artistic importance.”
—John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator, MAC
The MAC’s Foundation
The Foundation is continuing its fundraising campaign to finance the MAC transformation project. Investing in the MAC produces significant economic, cultural and touristic results.
Partners and donors
Nowadays museums are known to be strong economic development levers that play an essential role in the growth of a city. The business sector understands the importance of supporting the future projects of institutions like the MAC.
With the improvement and diversification of the MAC’s revenue sources, as well as the Foundation’s and the governments’ remarkable efforts, the major project’s success is all but certain.