Sherbrooke Museum of fine-Arts





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Established in 1982, the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts has, over time, become the principal contributor in the conservation and diffusion of visual arts in the Eastern Townships.

Since 1996, the Museum of Fine Arts has occupied the former head office of the Eastern Townships Bank. A building emblematic of the Sherbrooke downtown region which stands out with its prestigious Victorian architecture. In part due to its dynamism, professionalism and open-mindedness, the Museum has established itself, in only a few decades, in the downtown district.
The Museums collection includes more than 5 500 works of art produced by artists from the Eastern Townships, inspired by the region and collected by its citizens. During the last year the Museum has presented important exhibits devoted to renown artists such as; Marcel Barbeau, Paul Émile Borduas, Alfred Pellan, Marc-Aurél Fortin, Joe Fafard, Leonard Cohen, Jean-Paul Lemieux and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Permanent Exhibit

Inaugurated last November, the current permanent exhibit Couleurs Manifestes highlights around fifty works of art from its collection.  Its intensity is revealed in the power of questioning, transmission of meaning and the symbolism of color. Whether it’s if ‘Partisan’ red, white and blue of Serge Lemoyne, or the touching carmine red of André Fournelle, the warn orange skies of Peter Krausz or the colourful personality of Armand Vaillancourt. Works of art of varying colours, technics, materials and epochs without chronological constraints.
Innovative, this exhibit can be viewed through a customizable online numeric platform which allows access to a multitude of additional information on the art and the artists: biographical, geo-location as well as socio-political context.


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The Museum isn’t only for experts…

Having at heart the democratization of the arts, the Museum of Fine arts stands out through its interaction with the public. It integrates cultural mediation in it’s visits and the diversified activities it offers. They not only invite the patrons to view the art, but also to reflect and interact with the art.

With this in mind that the Museum has, for the last three years, held it’s annual Soif d’expression event. Once a month for one evening from September to May, the museum removes a work of art from its vault to serve as inspiration. This unique moment allows the participants to view art other wise inaccessible.


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and certainly not only for adults!

The Museum of fine arts wants to instill cultural enlightenment towards young people by being accessible to them from an early age.
The permanent exhibit includes an amusing youth reading activity adapted to their age level. The children can answer question with regards to the art they observe thanks to a booklet created especially for the Couleur Manifestes exhibit.

Cultural activities created by the Museum allow children to discover art.  During spring break and the summer vacation the Museum offers Imagine Share and Create, where children are encouraged to create art using the techniques of some of the masters, Matisse, Calder, Picasso and Barbeau.


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Sherbrooke fine-arts Museum

241, Dufferin Street  Sherbrooke (QC) J1H 4M3
819 821-2115
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Business hours
Regular (Labor Day to St John de Baptiste)
  - Tuesday to Sunday: noon to 5:00 pm
Summer (St John de Baptiste to Labour day)
  - Tuesday to Sunday: noon to 5:00 pm
  - Thursday: noon to 8 pm
  - Friday: noon to 5:00 pm
  - Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fees
Members: Free
Adults: 10 $
Students: 7 $
Seniors: 8 $
6 years old and younger : Free
Families : 20 $ (two adults and all their children)




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