This international exhibition, the largest on Easter Island in recent years, will display over 200 pieces from the precious collections of some twenty European and North American lenders. The early Rapanui (Easter Island is now known as Rapa Nui, and its people as Rapanui), reached the island in about 1000 CE. In addition to the famous enormous stone statues, they created a host of other objects, including little-known but fabulous wood carvings, all of them testifying to absolutely remarkable creativity, artistry and technical skills.
Pointe-à-Callière has put on many exhibitions over the years, including various international exhibitions in partnership with some of the world’s leading museums. A number of these shows left their mark on Montréal’s cultural landscape. Here is a summary of these exhibitions that took visitors on fabulous journeys through space and time.
The exhibition 100 Years Underground salutes a milestone in the history of electrification and telecommunications in Montréal: the 100th anniversary of the Commission des services électriques de Montréal (CSEM) and its underground network.
At La Pulperie de Chicoutimi/Musée régional until Septembre 4, 2011 - During his field studies throughout French-speaking North America, Jean-Claude Dupont collected hundreds of legends, recording them not only in compilations and other specialized publications, but also in his naïve paintings. This exhibition presents 100 legends, part of Quebec's heritage, illustrated with paintings, reproductions and many related artifacts. Visitors can share Mr. Dupont's fascination with Francophone and Native legends and customs.
Learn about the 16th- to 19th-century seafaring adventurers who prowled the eastern seaboard of North America and the Caribbean. It's a captivating opportunity to discover the amazing stories of these terrors of the high seas.
Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, will be presenting Costa Rica, Land of Wonders from November 4, 2008 to April 19, 2009. The exhibition, produced by Pointe-à-Callière in partnership with the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, in San José, brings to Canada for the first time some 230 precious gold, jade, ceramic and sculpted stone artifacts, all of them of a rare and splendid beauty. This is the largest exhibition on this subject ever produced outside of Costa Rica. Welcome to the "rich coast."