Autumn Opening

Events, Right now

Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Musée d’art de Joliette invites you to its Autumn opening to discover its new program!

Date of the opening: Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Event is free and open to all


⭐ On the program ⭐

New exhibitions to discover

Performance by the duo Geneviève Matthieu

From 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The duo Geneviève Matthieu, in residence at the MAJ from September 25 to 29, will present a performance entitled Danseprophétiqueàl’îlebizarre.

Presence of the artists and curators

From 1 to 5 p.m.

The artists and curators will be present in the exhibition rooms to meet the visitors.

Publication launch – Encounters

Starting at 1 p.m.

Artist Chloé Desjardins will be in attendance for the launch of the catalog of her 2021 exhibition at the Musée d’art de Joliette. The publication will be on sale at the Musée boutique during the opening, and the artist will be available for a signing session.

Welcome address in the Main Hall

Starting at 1:30 p.m.

Join us at 1:30 p.m. in the hall to hear the MAJ team, curators and artists talk about the new temporary exhibitions.

Creative workshop

From 1 to 4 p.m.

In the company of a mediator, families are invited to draw inspiration from the works of art in the Museum’s collection to create stories full of twists and turns!

Lunch and bar service

A lunch to order

Reserve a lunch from the Joliette restaurant Ras le bol and pick it up when you arrive at the Museum, upon presentation of your ticket. You will have the choice of enjoying it at the following locations

  • In the Hall Famille Martin on the first floor
  • in the Espace créatif Desjardins on the second floor
  • on the Liliane et David M. Stewart terrace on the second floor

Shuttle service Montreal – Joliette – Montreal

The MAJ-Express is back!

Departure from Montreal: 11 a.m. from the Gare d’autocars de Montréal, (Métro Berri-UQAM, 1717 rue Berri) – DOCK #12

Departure from Joliette: 4:30 p.m. at the Musée d’art de Joliette (arrival in Montreal planned for 5:30 p.m.).

Reservation is mandatory.

15$ (including a beer, cocktail or soft drink **wine not included** at the event)

You can also reserve a lunch from the Joliette restaurant Ras le bol (in the next steps of this reservation) and pick it up when you arrive at the Museum.

Reservation MAJ-express + lunch (facultatif)

Images in the banner:

View of the Musée d’art de Joliette. Works: Jean Brillant, De même souche, 2011 and Hanna Sybille Müller, Le jardin chorégraphique, 2023. Photo: Paul Litherland

Zheng Bo, The Rite of Spring (Tandvärkstallen), 2021-22. Courtesy of the artist and Kiang Malingue gallery

© Julie Favreau, still image from the work Sensing Shifts, 2023. Performers: Bozna, Hubert Lagin et Bea Xu

Wilfrid Corbeil, c.s.v., L’Avenue Beaudry, 1935. Courtesy of the Clerics of St. Viator. Photo: © Musée d’art de Joliette

Marie-Anastasie (Laura Tourangeau), L’œil spatial, 1984. Courtesy of the Sisters of Holy Cross. Photo: © Musée d’art de Joliette