WEEK 10

ART AND SPIRITUALITY

(21 - 27 May, 2020)

 

By definition, the spiritual belongs to the order of spirit, considered distinct from matter. It is also understood as having to do with the soul, an emanation of a higher principle (notably divine).

 

By exploring the theme of art and spirituality this week, we find ourselves going back to the roots of the Musée d'art de Joliette, which was founded by Father Wilfrid Corbeil in 1967. As Curator of Collections Émilie Grandmont Bérubé recounts in a recent article in this blog, “the Musée d'art de Joliette (MAJ) combines the ancient and the contemporary, the religious and the profane.”

 

Have you ever visited the third floor gallery of The Reunited Islands, our permanent exhibition? The juxtaposition of religious scenes and cleverly chosen contemporary artworks creates a soothing atmosphere and stimulates reflections on the theme of the sacred. For the tenth week of Quarantined Museum, we invite you to imagine yourself in this room and get inspired by art and spirituality. Does life have meaning? Does art help us understand the meaning of life? Does art give meaning to life?