Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin was inaugurated in January 1984. The extraordinary talent and the work of the great and prolific Quebecois painter were finally immortalized in a museum bearing his name.
For twenty-three years, until the
spring of 2007, the Museum has been at work reaching its goal to maximize
the exposure to this prodigious and inspired painter that was Marc-Aurèle
Fortin Marc-Aurèle Fortin.
Since May 2007, the collection of works by Fortin can be admired at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The Foundation has decided to make a donation of his entire collection to this great Montreal institution thus enabling the exposure of Fortin’s work in perpetuity.
Highly acclaimed in Quebec, Fortin's work was also the subject of much praise and attention from competent museum directors and curators visiting the Musée. Europeans and Americans have found in this incomparable landscaping painter extraordinary qualities and were often left surprised that the work of Marc-Aurèle Fortin had not yet received universal recognition.
While presenting in permanence works of Fortin in its four rooms dedicated to the artist (pure watercolours, mixed watercolours, oils including the black and gray manners, as well as pastels and casein works), the Musée has been an effective vehicle for the promotion of many young artists as well as more established ones.
To name a few:
|- Robert Lapalme||1985|
|- Rodolphe Duguay||1985|
|- Jean-Paul Riopelle||1985|
|- Jean Dallaire||1986|
|- Maurice Lebel||1986|
|- Richard Montpetit||1987|
| - Midi-Pyrénées : The stroke
Engraving: F. Goya Museum in Castres, France
Drawing: Ingres Museum in Montauban, France
Poster: Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi, France
|- Stanley Cosgrove||1989|
|- Albert Rousseau||1990|
|- Louis Mulhstock||1991|
|- Women Painters of Quebec (70 artists)||1991|
|- René Richard||1992|
|- T.X. Renaud, a painter and decorator of churches||1993|
|- Renée Durocher||1996|
|- Paul-Vanier Beaulieu||1997|
|- Edmond-Joseph Massicotte||2000|
|- Claude Le Sauter||2002|
In addition to temporary exhibitions organized by the
Musée, various activities were carried out by the institution
|- Meetings with Frédéric Back "The Man Who Planted Trees"|
|- Silkscreen Workshop|
|- Gift of 150 to 200 small elms by journalist Stéphane Mercier|
|- Exhibition of drawings by school children|
|- Hundreds of guided tours thanks to the dedication of our volunteers|
The annual gourmet gala dinner organized by the Musée to raise funds became a very popular event in Montreal over the years.
Items sold at the Musée’s boutique, so much appreciated by our visitors, can now be purchased at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts boutique. You will find there the same reproductions and the book by René Buisson "Marc-Aurèle Fortin, un maître inconnu"
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