To house to collection, valued at more than $75 million, the Museum will inaugurate an international art and education pavilion at the end of 2016. It will exhibit some 600 works from the MMFA’s international collections, from the Middle Ages to Picasso, including the works from the Hornstein donation.
The Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace will serve to strengthen the MMFA’s community programs, with two of the four floors in the future pavilion earmarked for education and social and community programs. These spaces will make it possible to increase the number of early childhood (0-5 years of age) programs as well as programs for seniors and members of the city’s cultural diversity. The future pavilion will also offer more in the way of art therapy and wellness activities.
Since the opening of the new Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière in September 2012, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has doubled its attendance, from 100,000 to 200,000 schoolchildren, families, and social and community groups.