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Free exhibitions and cultural activities
Published on
July 19, 2017
The Accès Culture network has decided to commemorate Montréal’s 375th anniversary by organizing hundreds of workshops, exhibitions and free arts discovery activities in Montréal’s municipal arts centre. The project is called “One Million Horizons” (1 x 19 = 1 000 000).

Some 32 exhibitions and 23 cultural mediation projects are offered in the arts centres or associated galleries, through September 3. You can discover the work of some 100 artists from a variety of backgrounds, including comics, painting, photography, collage or the intriguing art of collaborative cartography.

Guest commissioner Nathalie Bachand is the mind behind this mega project that showcases activities in all of Montréal’s boroughs. Over the past few weeks, there were even bus routes available for touring the openings, but don’t worry – all the exhibitions are still underway, and many activities are scheduled to begin soon.


Saturday, July 22 – 2 p.m.

Guided tours of the Three Shores exhibition (Lysanne Picard & Joanna Chelkowska) and creation workshops
Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

Ateliers de création artistique

Sunday, July 23 – Noon
Love Letters to Montréal’s (Patsy Van Roost)
Parc Angrignon – De la Vérendrye entrance

Saturday, August 5 – 10:30 a.m.
Collective Archive Creation Workshop
Maison de la culture Frontenac – Studio 1

August 8 to September 4
Reimagined Cartography (Dominique Ferraton & Maia Iotzova)
Bibliothèque Saul-Bellow

Saturday, August 12 – 10 a.m.
Invented Architecture Creation Workshop
Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 a.m.
Revisited Neighbourhood Creation Workshop
Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges

Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 a.m.
Miniature 3-D Set Creation Workshop
Maison de la culture Frontenac – Studio 1

Cartographie réimaginée

Sunday, August 20 – 2 p.m.
Visual and Sound Creation Workshop
Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Saturday, August 26– 1 p.m.
Closing reception and guided tour of two exhibitions:

D.A.T.A.: Netsea & Sandscape (Grégory Chatonsky, Yannick Guégen)
Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles

Materials-Time (Manuel Bisson, Chantal Durand – our front page photo)
Maison Antoine-Beaudry 

32 expositions - 23 médiations culturelles


The Accès culture Montréal blog presents featured exhibitions and artists. As well, guest arts and culture bloggers will tour exhibitions over the summer and report back on their discoveries and favourite picks. You may know some of them!

  • Claire Moeder, author, commissioner, teacher and writer for artists
  • Julie Delporte, author of comic books, children’s books and critical/theoretical texts on comic books
  • Marie-Ève Leclerc-Parker, arts worker and young author
  • Julie Legault has worked in visual art and music for more than 15 years.
  • Philippe Mangerel, writer and multidisciplinary artist
  • Andréa C. Henter, artist, writer and critic


One Million Horizons - Through September 3 in Montréal's 19 boroughs

Celebrating 375 years of history!
In 2017, Montréal will bustle like seldom before, as the city reinvents itself, lights up and looks back on its rich history. Revisit the history of our rich metropolis and discover the urban projects that will transform our living environment.
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