The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
Remember when I was called out to spend some more one-on-one time by my daughter? It didn't take me long to figure out what we were going to do together: our personalities are quite similar and we are enthralled with learning and experiencing weird and beyond-the-norm things.
I'm not sure of the exact moment that I fell in love with the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, (MAC) but I know that it was around the time I was in college and taking art history classes. Most of the art we were studying were paintings and sculptures... don't hate on me, but I was sometimes bored in those classes. It became more interesting as the history class started to catch up with the present.
What I can always anticipate about going to the MAC, is that often the art work being shown there invites the viewers to become a part of the pieces. I knew that installation art and interactive art would interest my 7 year old specifically, but really I know many children that would be in awe of it.
Right now, until the August 9th 2018, the Mac is hosting a collection by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. He is a Mexican-Canadian artist that incorporates technology in his participatory installations. He has exhibits around the world! The two of us found a lot of his work showcased in this particular exhibit had to do with us in correlation to technology as our being there made the artwork come alive.
While you may be looking at my post after this exhibit has moved on, the MAC always has amazing touring exhibits stopping by. Be sure to check out the MAC website to find out about current and upcoming exhibits.
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Melissa is a mom, wife, and early childhood educator who blogs about her journey looking for new experiences for family time.