Previous exhibitions

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.

From February 9th to May 16th 2010

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.

From May 20th 2009 to January 10th 2010

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.

From November 4th 2008 to April 19th 2009

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."

From May 20th to October 12th 2008

To emphasize the importance of the historic events in 1604-1605 (Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal) and in 1608 (Quebec City) that marked the beginnings of French colonization in New France, Pointe-à-Callière prepared an exhibition on French settlement in North America.

From November 6th 2007 to April 27th 2008

To mark the 170th anniversary of the rebellions that took place in 1837 and 1838 in Upper and Lower Canada, Pointe-à-Callière is presenting an exhibition on these events during which confrontations between the Patriotes and Loyalists led to dramatic results. Exceptional artifacts, including certain must-see objects, will recall how the Rebellions played a key role in the history of Canada.

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