In Dialogue

Winter 2022

This season, our exhibitions address the mechanics of the visible; they invite us consider the relationships between vision and cognition, which have transformed themselves through time.

Awakening: seeing beyond the frame

A group exhibition where the artists each defy, in their own ways, conventions and prescribed norms. From February 5, 2022 to May 15, 2022.

DaveandJenn. A Forest Song

DaveandJenn. A Forest Song

The Musée d’art de Joliette is hosting the installation A Forest Song (2019) along with a new painting and mural intervention by the Canadian artist duo DaveandJenn. From February 5, 2022 to April 24, 2022

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Smile! Emotions at Work

This group show of artists from Quebec, Canada, and abroad addresses the role and nature of emotions in the world of work and, more generally, throughout our capitalist technological culture. From October 2, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

Constellation, by Les Impatients

The pieces exhibited in Constellation exhibition present the authenticity, the aesthetic originality, and all the anthropological, sociological, and heritage potential that characterizes the Impatients collection itself. From October 2, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

Vicky Sabourin. What the fragrant lilies are trying to cover up

Sabourin invites herself into your world through her deeply sensitive text, objects, and a collection of scents, all brought together in a box that can be borrowed from the Musée d’art de Joliette to experience at home. From October 2, 2021 to May 15, 2022.


Three works from the MAJ collection that resonate strongly with the group show Smile! Emotions at Work are on display this fall. These mechanized or electrified works encourage visitors to reflect on the development of technologies, their impacts on human beings, and their integration into the art world in the twentieth century.

In Dialogue

Fall 2021

By setting up a dialogue between the exhibition Smile! Emotions at Work and artworks from the Impatients collection exhibited in the museum’s common areas, we want to emphasize the importance of the care and support work of the artists who lead these workshops and the social workers who contribute to the project as a whole.

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