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The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
is a contemporary art
Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II. The definition of the word contemporary would support the first view, but museums of contemporary art commonly define their collections as consisting of art produced...
museum in the Place des Arts
right|frame|View of the Place des Arts esplanade. The Musée d'art contemporain is on the left; behind it is the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, with the Théâtre Maisonneuve on the rightPlace des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada....
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
. The collection includes over 7,000 works of art by more than 1,500 artists (1,200 still living), covering contemporary art in Quebec in particular and Canada in general, as well as international artists. The museum is Canada's only cultural complex devoted to both the performing and visual arts
The visual arts are art forms that create works which are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, and often modern visual arts and architecture...
. Its collections include contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs, installation and works on paper.
The museum was a member of the AMICO
Amico means "friend" in Italian. It may also be used as a first name or a family name. It may refer to:* Saint Amico* Amico Aspertini* Leah Amico* Bartolomeo Amico*Art Museum Image Consortium...
http://abstraction.macm.org/ On April 24th 2009, Les Printemps du MAC
, a committee of young professionals, organized Abstraction
; an evening where over 700 people under 40 came out to the MAC to celebrate art.