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Public Programming

The McClure Gallery’s public programming dynamically engages diverse publics with contemporary art in our gallery. Through opportunities to learn directly with contemporary artists, art-making in the gallery, interdisciplinary events, and special presentations, the programming offers accessible yet challenging art gallery educational experiences. On the exhibitions page, you can find all the information about the Virtual Guide Tour, the Workshops, and the Art Hive.

Art Hives

The last Saturday of every month except December. For more information visit our Gallery McClure’s Facebook Page.

Come set your imagination free and experience the pleasure of artistic expression! These mornings filled with relaxation and inspiration encourages you to experiment, dialogue, and share your creativity. Join the art hive community to enjoy art-making directly in our art gallery!

Free entry; no registration required.

Sonia Bazar – Back River 

Artist talk at the McClure Gallery: November 9, 6 to 8 pm
‘Jane’s Walk’ with the artist at Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery: October 15 at 2 pm

Back River exhibition at Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM): November 24, 2023 to March 3, 2024.
Vernissage (MJM): November 23 at 7 pm

McClure Gallery, in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM), will present an artist talk with Sonia Bazar, who will discuss their solo multimedia exhibition. Sonia’s research focuses on erasure, time and death in the context of Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Montreal’s oldest Jewish cemetery, dating from 1880 and still in use today. In addition to the artist talk at MJM, the artist will guide visitors on a “Jane’s Walk” in the cemetery.

Norma Morgan Lecture

Nadia Myre • Broad Strokes
November 10, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Online Talk – listen to the recording

Renowned interdisciplinary artist Nadia Myre talks about recent solo exhibitions which span video, photography, weaving, printmaking, sculpture, and writing. Focusing on ‘Eyes Watching and Other Work’, presented in the fall of 2021 at Mûr, Montreal, as well as her most recent commission for the 2022 Edinburgh Art Festival and simultaneous exhibition of ‘Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters – Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go?’ at the Edinburgh Printmakers, Myre situates these two new bodies of work within the larger arc of her 25 year-long practice.


Cheryl Sim • The Art of Being of Service to Art
Online talk: November 18 at 6 pm, 2021

During this talk, Cheryl Sim (Managing Director and Curator, Phi Foundation) will share her work as an artist and curator who has for over twenty-five years, been guided by a spirit of service. As a Canadian-born woman of colour, her journey has led her to encourage and nurture space for a multiplicity of voices in contemporary art. She will share key experiences that led her to define an everyday practice focused on a contribution to society through art.

Online Talk on Facebook live and Zoom

My 10 Favourite Artworks

Join us as our teachers share their Ten Favourite Artworks. What draws them to these particular artworks? What have they learned from them? Have they influenced or inspired their own artistic practice? Has their relationship to these works changed over time? The evening includes slide presentations and a lively discussion with the audience.

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