Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

May 08, 2013 07:00 ET

A Contemporary Exhibition at the Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - It is with great pride that the Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is inaugurating its new temporary exhibition: Drawn by the Spirit - André Bergeron, Marie-Anastasie, Frère Jérôme. The exhibition is showcasing the artistic creativity of three members of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Quebec. Multidisciplinary artist, Sister Marie-Anastasie (1909-1989), was a painter, engraver, poet, editor, teacher, gallery director and mentor. Frère Jérôme (1902-1994) who was well-known both as a painter and an art teacher, revolutionized the artistic perception of thousands of Quebecois. Finally, Father André Bergeron, RCA, the former curator of the Oratory Museum, a multi-talented artist, is well-known for his lithography, as can be seen in the selection of works presented in the exhibition. Thanks to loans from religious congregations and private collectors, the public will discover three true artists whose works are not only rooted in the modern sensibility but also their commitment to the social and spiritual milieu of their times.

Visitors will also be able to admire the ever popular permanent exhibit Highlighting the Crèches of Quebec that presents almost 200 nativity scenes from over 100 countries which features a section on the crèches of Quebec.

Tucked within one of the most majestic buildings on the island of Montreal, the Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a hidden jewel. There, you can visit both temporary and permanent displays where you will discover the historic, artistic and religious heritage of Quebec and elsewhere.

Drawn by the Spirit - André Bergeron, Marie-Anastasie, Frère Jérôme
Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
From May 9, 2013 to April 21, 2014
Every day from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Our complete schedule is available at www.saint-joseph.org

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Contact Information

  • Danielle Decelles, Communication Consultant
    Communications and Publications Department
    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
    514 733-8211 ext. 2711 / 514 264-1764 (cell phone)
    ddecelles@osj.qc.ca / @Dan_Decelles
    www.saint-joseph.org