In Dialogue

Presentation of the ongoing exhibitions

Choosing the Musée d’art de Joliette’s (MAJ) collection for a summer thematic exhibition is like reaching into a gift bag. It means discovering its strengths and weaknesses. It also means noting that these collected works, even the most recent ones, stem from the issues of the day and the influence of individuals who gravitated and … Continued

© Renée Lavaillante, Allons dans le dessin, 2005


Salvific proposes to break away from the clutches of our screens and tech gear in order to reconnect with the experience of the art object and the ampleness of its physical qualities, subtle in some cases and emphatically assured in others.

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Martin Désilets. The Reunited Paintings

Dark Matter highlights several issues relevant to museum practices. That is why the MAJ has invited the artist to pursue his reflection with a creative residency in the Museum’s spaces.

Chloé Desjardins

Chloé Desjardins. Encounters

On the MAJ’s invitation, Chloé Desjardins is making the curiosity expressed by others the point of departure for her own reflection a first in her art practice.

Carl Trahan. Away From All Suns

An interest in language and philosophy permeates Carl Trahan’s art practice, which deals, by turns, on shifts of meaning in translation, on the weight of words, on the power of their articulation, and on the meandering passage between thought and experience and its expression and transmission.

Joseph Tisiga

Joseph Tisiga. Somebody Nobody Was…

This exhibition features Joseph Tisiga’s most recent efforts to push the cultural boundaries of what it means to be a person of First Nations decent in the twenty-first century. From October 3, 2020 to May 23, 2021

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Philippe Allard, Infiltrations

The MAJ invited Philippe Allard to invest all spaces at the museum, with a new body of work to be developed from residual plastic materials. Outdoor intervention: August 15 to April 18, 2021. / Indoor Intervention: October 3, 2020, to April 18, 2021

Roger Bellemare

Raw Materials

This season our curatorial team is proposing a selection of three pieces inspired by the work of Philippe Allard.

Monique Régimbald Zeiber, Avec Svetlana A. : Une histoire manquée (détail), 2017-2019, encre sur toile, 160 cm x 133 cm x 33 cm. Photo : Julián Durazo Herrmann

Monique Régimbald-Zeiber. Of Works and Hours

In the winter of 2020, the MAJ will present the artist’s first retrospective, comprising works from the 1980s along with previously unseen pieces. From February 1 to September 6, 2020

William Brymner

Women Models

This season, the curatorial team offers to look at three nudes from the MAJ collection. From February 1 to August 30, 2020.

Patric Coutu, Musée d'art de Joliette, 2019

Patrick Coutu. The Attraction of the Landscape

This exhibition presents a selection of recent and previously unseen works by multidisciplinary artist Patrick Coutu. The artist is inspired by natural phenomena and their mathematical representations.
October 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Marina Gadonneix, Wave, 2019.

Marina Gadonneix. Phenomena

Gadonneix explores the notion of the elusive in relation to the intrinsic human need to measure and control what surrounds us.
September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Jean-Paul Jérôme, Musée d'art de Joliette, 2019.

Jean-Paul Jérôme. The Lyrical Abstractions

This exhibition focuses on a fascinating gestural detour in the artist’s career, a series of exceptional ink-on-paper works from 1969-70.
October 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020