Our must-see and can’t-miss exhibitions
The Incas, Treasures of Peru
From November 27, 2019
With its aura of mystery, the Inca civilization evokes a world of dreams… But what do we really know about them? To uncover the secrets of the Inca Empire, its origins and its legacy, and to showcase its highly refined artistic practices, Pointe-à-Callière presents the exhibition The Incas, Treasures of Peru from November 27, 2019 to April 13, 2020. From prehistory to the contemporary era, the Museum invites the public to explore the captivating world of Andean culture—and mainly that of Peru—through the Inca civilization, who were at once the heirs and bequeathers of some of the most fertile customs and exquisite craftsmanship in the world.
Admire 300 objects like gold and silver work along with ornaments and jewelry, vases, funerary masks and ritual objects, clothing and accessories, and magnificent feather and textile pieces with inspiring motifs that come from major European collections. This is a unique opportunity to get the full experience of the Incas’ immense cultural heritage.
Montréal... Capital of United Canada 1843-1849 – Politicians at Work
Until October 30, 2019
To help you enjoy the beautiful days of fall and deepen your knowledge of Montreal’s political history, Pointe-à-Callière takes you to a site of national importance: the archaeological site of St. Ann’s Market and Parliament of the United Province of Canada. A model of the former building has been erected at Place D’Youville West on a scale that is ¼ the actual size of the parliament building, which highlights various Canadian political figures that trod the soil on the site.
Lectures with something for everyone
In addition to the Samedis de l'histoire lecture series returning to Pointe-à-Callière this fall, the Museum will present different lectures related specifically to the Dinner is Served! The Story of French Cuisine exhibition. On September 28, Pointe-à-Callière will welcome Louise Décarie, a passionate connoisseur of the history of French confectionery, as part of the Journées de la culture. On October 13, Chef Christian Faure, Best Craftsman of France, and Ms. Julia Csergo, who oversaw the submission of the “French gastronomic meal” to UNESCO’S Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (inscribed in 2010), will discuss the history of French pastry-making. These lectures are presented in French only.
On September 29, Pointe-à-Callière will also present a free guided tour of the Montréal archaeology and history complex to show visitors the rich architecture of its pavilions.
Family activities for Halloween and the holidays
On Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, kids aged 4 to 10 can spend some time with comical characters at the Museum’s archaeological ruins through an interactive visit that will plunge them into the imaginary world of the wacky ghosts at Pointe-à-Callière. On December 14 and 15 and from December 21 to 31, they can meet different Christmas characters for a merry tour of the world’s holiday traditions!