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Temporary exhibition

Thursday September 26, 2019 — Friday December 18, 2020

Nights

Inspired by original stories from Quebec authors

Majestic, enchanting, seductive, disturbing by turns—or all at once—the night takes a variety of forms. To shed some light on this fascinating subject, the Stewart Museum invites you to discover the exhibition Nights, a unique experience, oscillating between fiction and reality.

With the help of a booklet and listening stations, visitors dive into four nocturnal worlds through the original stories of renowned Quebec authors. They explore the starry night with Eric Dupont, face the fear of the dark in the night of imagination with Dominique Demers, stride through the city night with Heather O’Neill and slip into the night of passion with Simon Boulerice. These stories are brought to life in theatrical sets by Pierre-Étienne Locas alongside a variety of remarkable artefacts from the collections of the Stewart and McCord museums.

  • Precession Globe, Anonymous, Netherlands, 18th century, 1987.10 © Stewart Museum
  • Telescope, France, 18th century. 1998.10 © Stewart Museum
  • Toy soldier, The Stadden Collection, Chas Stadden Studios Ltd., England, about 1970. 2012.7 © Stewart Museum
  • Doll, Sock Monkey, about 1960. Gift of Moira McCaffrey, M2004.133.1.1-2 © McCord Museum
  • Evening sandals, about 1936. M974.19.51.1-2 © McCord Museum
  • Dress, 1930-1950. M22327.1 © McCord Museum
  • Franz Bergman, said Nam-Greb, Cleopatra and the Aspic, Autria, 1900-1925. M981.105.23 © McCord Museum

Discover the exhibition with authors Dominique Demer, Eric Dupont, Heather O’Neill and Simon Boulerice and learn more about their inspiration for the creation of their respective story.

Not to be missed!

What people are saying about it

« It’s a thought to gladden the hearts of literary types everywhere: living writers and their work serving as drawing cards into a part of the cultural sphere where they’re seldom represented. » Ian McGillis, Gazette Montreal
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