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(4 -31 March, 2021)

This month at Quarantined Museum, we invite you to revisit a familiar place. The house theme was inspired by two exhibitions currently on view at the Museum.


As part of the exhibition Gazes in Dialogue, Nicolas Fleming recreates a smaller-scale copy of Maison Antoine-Lacombe, an historic building of the city’s near Saint-Charles-Borromée, in one of our galleries. Finding a house inside an exhibition hall foils our expectations and creates a mise en abyme. The public is invited to enter the installation, walk around, and—why not—imagine living in it. One can also feel the tension between inside and outside, public and private, in the construction of the work, whose visible materials are drywall (gypsum), plaster, and panels of particleboard. There is something both familiar and curious about encountering these materials, which are usually concealed, especially in a museum context.

With this call for participation, we invited you to consider your home, actual and metaphorical. What work of art do you have, or would you like to have, in your house? In what work of art would you like to live? If you are telecommuting, how does (or doesn’t) this reality change your home life? Do you consider your living space a private sphere, or are you among those whose door is always open? What is your dream home? What do you do at home and nowhere else? What home chore do you detest the most? In what room of your house do you feel best? What object, smell, taste, gesture, or song makes you feel at home?


Each month, the education team of the Musée d'art de Joliette offers a free activity open to all in the René Préville Family Educational Area at the MAJ, in connection with the theme of Museum in Quarantine. For those who wish, we will scan your creations and display them! 

Click here to learn more about the René Préville Family Educational Area

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