Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Fondation du Musée National des Beaux-Arts Du Québec.jpg
Pavillon Pierre Lassonde
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located in Quebec City
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Location of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City
EstablishedJune 5, 1933[1]
LocationPlains of Abraham, in The Battlefields Park, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates46°47′56″N 71°13′29″W / 46.798889°N 71.224722°W / 46.798889; -71.224722Coordinates: 46°47′56″N 71°13′29″W / 46.798889°N 71.224722°W / 46.798889; -71.224722
TypeArt museum
Collection size37,000 works[2]
Visitors324,312 (2011-12)[3]
DirectorLine Ouellet[3]
PresidentPierre Lassonde[3]
Websitewww.mnbaq.org

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (French for "National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec") is a museum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada gathering approximately 25,000 works essentially produced in Quebec, or by Quebec artists, some of which date from the 18th century. It has also housed a library since 1987. It is located on the Plains of Abraham, in The Battlefields Park.[4]

Founded in 1933, the museum was first known as the "Musée de la province de Québec", then as the "Musée du Québec" from 1961 before being rechristened its present name in 2002 by the Bernard Landry government. It consists of three pavilions, each in a distinct building. One of these is the old prison of Quebec City, dating from the 19th century, and the interior is a contemporary witness of incarcerated life in the era. Since 1995, the museum receives financial support from a foundation called La Fondation du Musée. The buildings are connected by underground tunnels. They've also recently built a second restaurant in the new pavilion.

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

Expositions of note[edit]

  • 1965 Treasures of Tutankhamun, from the Egyptian Museum (105,000 visitors)
  • 1986 French Impressionists and Russian Post impressionists from the Pushkin Museum and Hermitage (135,000 visitors)
  • 1998 Rodin in Québec, from Musée Rodin (524,000 visitors)
  • 2008 Le Louvre in Québec, from Musée du Louvre (464,000 visitors)
  • 2008 Jewish Painters of Montreal, curator Esther Trépanier

Director[edit]

  • John R. Porter: 1993-2008
  • Esther Trépanier: 2008-2011
  • Line Ouellet: 2011-2018

Selected works[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A propos du musée: Histoire". Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Collections: En bref". Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Rapport annuel 2011-2012". Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia

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