Our mission

The mission of the Musée d’art de Joliette is to acquire, conserve, promote and disseminate early and contemporary works by artists from Quebec, Canada and abroad through exhibitions and cultural and educational activities.

Our mandates

The MAJ’s collection today holds close to 8,900 works in four collections: Canadian art, European art, contemporary art and archaeology. The Musée’s acquisitions and documentation policies, together with its numerous collaborations with other institutions in Quebec, Canada and other countries, enable us to achieve our goals in terms of conserving our collection and to be extremely active in the field of research.

The MAJ’s programmes, designed for a public of all ages, are geared to democratizing culture and making the latest knowledge in the field of visual arts accessible to the broadest possible audience. We disseminate this knowledge by mounting permanent and temporary exhibitions, publishing catalogues, touring the exhibitions, producing extra-mural projects, lending artworks and providing guided tours and educational and cultural activities (lectures, openings and talks, concerts, conferences and cultural excursions).


The Musée d’art de Joliette is proud to exhibit and support artists from here and abroad.

Unfortunately, we do not call for applications nor accept unsolicited submissions. The exhibition programming is established three years in advance according to various criteria and mainly by invitation. We remain happy to receive publications or other bulletins from artists, curators, and colleagues. Please note that we are not able to send acknowledgments of receipt or to return physical documents.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work in the Lanaudière region, the Centre d’art Diane-Dufresne (Repentigny), the Centre des arts et des loisirs Alain-Larue (Notre-Dame-des-Prairies) and the Maison et jardins Antoine-Lacombe (Saint-Charles-Borromée) welcome exhibition proposals.

The Musée d’art de Joliette would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on unceded Atikamew territory, traditionally called the Nitaskinan. The region known today as the Lanaudière is historically recognized as the home and crossing point of many First Nations. Today, the Atikamekw people and others from many different origins still reside here. The Musée d’art de Joliette respects the First Nations’ past, present, and future ties with these lands, and is mindful of this in its ongoing relationships with all communities of the Lanaudière region.


Niki Musée d’art anta Joliette, ici tapwetamok, Atikamekw Nehirowisiw askik eci taciketcik, aka wiskat e ki otci pakitinamok nihwe aski. Lanaudière icinikatcikatew anotc ante itekera aski, weckatc esko, mitcet ki pe kaskeritakosiwok e pamatisitcik kaie e mohotcik ante nehirosiwok. Anotc kiapatc, Atikamekw Nehirowisiwok acitc kotakik otci nehirowisiwok mamo tacikewok anta. Niki tca Musée d’art anta Joliette ici kicteritamok ka ici tcirowetamiritci otananik, anotc kaie acitc nikanik Nehirowisiwok nihweriw askiriw, enkweriw ka nosonetatc e nakickowatc kaskina kotakihi ante otenak ka tacikeritci Lanaudière ka ototeritci.