Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

A few weeks back, I traveled to Quebec City, and while there, I visited the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec to look at some art. Here is a quick review.


ABOVE: David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle (detail), 2014, installation (various materials), 129 x 252 x 281 inches

I love Quebec City, and would recommend it to anyone who has yet to visit. Culturally, the city has much to offer, and among it’s many attractions, there is the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. If you can fit it into your schedule, I suggest you go.

While the work on display may change between now and the time you choose to visit, here are some highlights from my recent trip:

Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

A founding member of the French Impressionists, Berthe Morisot is nowhere near as famous as her male counterparts. That’s a shame, because her work is just as good. While the exhibition closes on September 23, it gives you a good idea of the quality of shows the museum attracts.

David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle

Altmejd is one of my favorite artists, and even if you don’t care for his work, walking around this installation, and taking it all in, is an experience. The Flux and the Puddle is on long term loan to the gallery.

Jean-Paul Riopelle, L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg

Part of the museums permanent collection, L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg is the largest painting ever produced by Riopelle – and the largest ever purchased by the museum. He began working on it in 1992 after learning of the death of his former companion, the American painter Joan Mitchell. It’s as beautiful as it is haunting.