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September 2017

Leonard Cohen: Rituals of Absence

Thu September 28, 2017 - Fri November 10, 2017
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  The Museum of Jewish Montreal is excited to announce the vernissage to launch our year-long exhibit series, Rituals//Fragments at the Museum on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM. The inaugural exhibit, Leonard Cohen: Rituals of Absence, features photographs by Montreal-based artist Morgane CG. Her images document the impromptu memorial of flowers, candles, tea, and oranges left on Cohen’s Plateau doorstep last November. In the wake of his passing, admirers from across Montreal congregated there to pay their respects and…

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November 2017

Miss Mitzvah

Thu November 16, 2017 - Sat January 20, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Miss Mitzvah is an ongoing interactive installation and storytelling project which explores Bat Mitzvahs and coming-of-age rituals within a consumer-driven culture. Collecting narratives from young women in New York and Montreal through hands-on workshops and interviews, this first installation of the collection at the Museum of Jewish Montreal consists of an archive of real Bat Mitzvah dresses, invitations, photographs, and other genuine relics from various simchas, which we invite you to explore. About the Artist Zoe Penina Baker is…

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January 2018

1001 lights

Sun January 28, 2018 - Sun April 22, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Scintillements | 1001 Lights consists of individually documented Shabbat candle-lighting ceremonies playing in syncopation with each other. Forming the crux of the film’s visuals is a fluid hand gesture choreography in response to these individual ceremonies. The 15-minute piece is projected on a loop in the late afternoon and evening hours onto the street-level windows of the Museum of Jewish Montreal, located in the heart of the Plateau at the corner of boul. St. Laurent and Duluth. During the…

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March 2018

Nuit Blanche – Lueur dans la nuit

Sat March 3, 2018 @ 20:00 - Sun March 4, 2018 @ 00:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  The Museum of Jewish Montreal presents: Lueur dans la Nuit, in partnership with Nuit blanche, Festival Montréal en lumière, and Téo Taxi. For the fifth year in a row, the Museum of Jewish Montreal is taking part in Nuit Blanche – this year, the Museum is lighting up the corner of St-Laurent and Duluth with live dance performances and multi-channel video projections. On March 3, the Museum space will be brought to life by dancer-choreographer Lucy Fandel’s piece Lueur…

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April 2018

Moving On

Thu April 26, 2018 - Sun July 22, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  An autobiographical painting series which pulls viewers into a reflective narrative that maps the artist’s story leaving her ultra-Orthodox family and community at 17 to avoid an arranged marriage, her first years in the secular world, and her process of healing and self-discovery through art-making. Moving On | Aller de l'avant tells Erenthal’s story vignette-style – reminiscent of a wordless novel - through individual, powerful memories from different chapters of her life. Taken together, Moving On | Aller de…

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June 2018

MJMxMural – Its’ Complicated by Sara Erenthal

Thu June 7, 2018 - Sun June 17, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  A public mural commissioned by the Museum and created by Sara Erenthal as part of 2018 Mural Festival, which draws on her personal experiences leaving her ultra -Orthodox community while simultaneously bringing a message of resilience, bravery, and female empowerment to the historically Jewish quarter of Plateau-Mont-Royal.  

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October 2018

Dislocation Vernissage

Tue October 9, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Dislocation is a research based pop-up art exhibition featuring the work of Jordanna Ibghy and Darren Rabinowitz. Over 500 years after their forced expulsion, the Jews of Spain continue to identify as Sephardic (Hebrew word for Spanish). Dislocation investigates the role of place in shaping the artists’ Sephardic identities. Through movement studies in Spain’s medieval Jewish quarters, the artists’ work seeks to develop an embodied understanding of Sephardic identity and presents a series of choreographic interpretations of personal and collective…

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ZEI GEZUNT // PORTE-TOI BIEN // KEEP WELL

Thu October 25, 2018 @ 08:00 - Sun January 27, 2019 @ 17:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  ZEI GEZUNT // PORTE-TOI BIEN // KEEP WELL is a cross-generational collaboration between Lejb Pilanski and his grandson Sean Wainsteim that tells the story of an immigrant for whom resourcefulness and an adaptable nature were necessary means of survival. His improvised household objects -- at turns whimsical, practical, and emotional -- are displayed alongside archival documents that map Lejb’s journey as a refugee following World War II,  from Eastern Europe to Montreal and finally Toronto, where he worked as a sweatshop tailor by…

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February 2019

The Ocean Between Us

Fri February 1 - Sat June 22
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The second installment of the MJM’s 2018-2019 Movements & Migrations exhibition series, —The Ocean Between Us— is a research-based community photography installation by Yuula Benivolski.

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March 2019

Encrypted Histories – Nuit Blanche at the MJM

Sat March 2 @ 21:00 - Sun March 3 @ 01:00

This Nuit Blanche, join us for an evening of live performance and an immersive art experience playing with cultural identity, visual language, and communication.

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June 2019

Miss Lanouch x MJM

Thu June 6 - Sun June 16
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled to announce this year’s muralist Miss Lanouch! For the second year in a row the Museum is participating in the summer mural festivities happening all along the Main. The Museum has invited emerging artist MissLanouch to paint "Mother’s Love", a mural that speaks to what the artist views as one of women’s greatest strengths – a mother’s unconditional love for her children. Inspired by Miss Lanouch, the focus for the Museum’s MURAL Festival…

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Darkroom by Edward Hillel

Wed June 26 - Sun September 15
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  The Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled to present Chambre Noire/Darkroom, an immersive art installation by photographer and multidisciplinary artist Edward Hillel. Using archives from his critically-acclaimed 1987 book The Main: Portrait of a Neighbourhood, the artist invites the public into the intimate setting of a figurative darkroom, offering a glimpse into his creative process while reflecting on time, memory and photographic practice. Darkroom/Chambre Noire will run from June 26th until September 15th, 2019. The Museum of Jewish Montreal,…

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