Sunday, March 13, 2016

New pavilion at MNBAQ

Openinto the public on June 24, 2016, the new 15,000-square-metre extension to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec will showcase Quebec art from 1960 to the present day.
artist's rendering of new pavilion
One example will be Jean-Paul Riopelle's massive 40.2-metre-long work, Tribute to Rosa Luxembourg (1992), which will be featured in a passageway between the old and new pavilions.

By almost doubling the square footage of the museum, more room is created to showcase the museum's Inuit collection and its collections of decorative and design objects.

The new pavilion is sited very visibly along Quebec city's Grande Allée, and it has a 250-person auditorium for use by museum partners. Designed by the prestigious Rotterdam-based firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the extension will cost more than $100 million. 

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