Montréal, Tuesday April 16th 2013. – The Écomusée du fier monde invites you to its 12th annual benefit art auction. This event brings together about sixty works by Québécois and Canadian artists, some of whom are notable up-and-comers while others have already attained national and international recognition. This auction is an event not to be missed by visual art lovers and collectors alike. It satisfies all tastes and is accessible to any budget. Moreover, profits from the auction will allow this unique museum to continue to carry out its activities. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday May 7th 2013 at the Écomusée du fier monde!

Encan bénéfice 2013. Conception graphique : Diane Urbain, Écomusée du fier mondeA rare artistic encounter

The body of work that has been brought together this year is impressive once again and exposes the remarkable talent of local artists. Discover the work of promising emerging artists such as Jean-Sébastien Denis, Suzanne Lafrance, Ivan Lassère and Jean-Benoît Pouliot. Admire once again the work of well established artists, including René Derouin, Marcelle Ferron, Jacques Hurtubise, André Jasmin, Rita Letendre, Alfred Pellan, Louise Robert, Robert Wolfe, Max Wyse… You are invited to the vernissage on Wednesday April 24th at 5 pm, where you will be in the company of many of the artists. The exhibition is on display from April 25th until May 7th 2013 at the Écomusée du fier monde. Entrance is free. Consult the catalogue of works online:

An event not to be missed

The event is made up of 54 works offered through live auction and 12 works offered through silent auction. The bidding will take place on Tuesday May 7th at the Écomusée du fier monde. Cocktails will be served at 5 pm followed by the live auction at 7 pm. Winston McQuade will be the auctioneer for the evening, supported by host Annie Reynaud. Profits from the auction will go to the Écomusée and to the artists. True to its mission, the Écomusée will share profits from the sale of two of the works with organisations in the neighbourhood: the work of Louise Robert will benefit Maison Plein Cœur and the work of Alfred Pellan will benefit Oxy-Jeunes. Tickets are available now for $40 each.

We’re counting on you!

The Écomusée du fier monde occupies a unique place within Montréal’s cultural landscape. The only ecomuseum in Montréal, it fulfills the double mandate of being both a history and community museum. The Écomusée is housed in the Généreux bath, a magnificent example of 1920’s architecture. For over 30 years, it has been carrying out an original program and inviting the public to explore the history of labour as well as reflect on relevant social issues. The Écomusée intends to continue its development: more projects, more exhibitions, more community participation, more cultural democracy. By buying a work, you support the Écomusée du fier monde and its community mission. The community can count on the Écomusée. We’re counting on you!

Benefit art auction: Tuesday May 7th 2013

Auction ticket: $40 | To purchase tickets: 514 528-8444

The works are presented from April 25th until May 7th, 10:30 am to 4 pm, free entrance

Écomusée du fier monde: 2050, Amherst Street, Berri-UQAM métro station

Online catalogue

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Information: Marie-Josée Lemaire-Caplette | 514 528-8444 |
Source: Écomusée du fier monde