Wednesday September 22nd at Studio 77 in the Pointe-Claire Village (yes in person!). Local bakery/café Marookies will be providing covid safe snacks.
Our guest speaker will be Kerry-Anne Kutz, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival de la Voix de Montréal and the Art Songs of Canada Project. More information about Kerry-Anne Kutz will be found on our website www.mluwc.com.events in the next coming days.
Kerry-Anne Kutz A proud Montrealer, Kerry-Anne studied music at the University of Saskatchewan and the Université de Montréal. Following a national audition, she was the first woman in Canada to become a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Band. She has sung around the world, for the Royal Family and Heads of State, she has performed on t.v., radio, and sung the national anthems for the Montreal Canadians. Kerry-Anne is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival de la Voix de Montréal and the Art Songs of Canada Project. She was the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the arts.
Covid regulations will be in place - vaccine passport and numbers will be limited so please RSVP early.
We look forward to seeing you,
MLUWC Networking Committee
March to support women in Afghanistan
Sponsored by the MLUWC Saturday October 2, 2021 For more information click here For tickets click here
Monday October 4th, 2021 General Meeting Remotely via Zoom
Our guest speaker, Stéphane Aquin, will share with us, as the new director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), where the Museum goes to from here?
Stéphane Aquin. Photo Jean-François Brière
Director of the MMFA since November 2020, Stéphane Aquin was born in Montreal and has lived in the United States and Switzerland. He holds a Master’s in Art History from Université de Montréal. During the 1990s, following a first stint at the Museum in which he collaborated on the opening of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, he made his mark as an art critic in Quebec and Canada. He rejoined the MMFA’s ranks in 1998 as Curator of Contemporary Art, a position he held for 16 years. Over the course of this period, he organized more than 40 exhibitions and significantly enhanced the institution’s reputation for excellence. In 2015, he left Montreal for Washington, D.C., to pursue the role of Chief Curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Over the next five years, he would oversee numerous exhibitions, edit a variety of reference books and take part in a number of international conferences and juries on behalf of the Hirshhorn. Through the recognition he has earned over the years – stemming notably from his vast knowledge of modern and contemporary art, art history in general, and the challenges facing today’s museum’s – Stéphane Aquin has become an important figure in the cultural milieu. As Director of the MMFA, he is pursuing the development of the great Montreal institution with a focus on an inclusive approach to art, the artist’s vision, education and innovation.