Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Balade pour la paix

From July to October 2017, the Visual Arts Collection held regular guided tours of Balade pour la Paix, an open-air museum along Sherbrooke Street, which took as its theme the possibility of openness, peace, and diversity among nations. Created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with McGill University, the exhibition was part of the official program of Montreal's 375th anniversary. It also commemorated the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Visitors were invited to experience the big, bright sculptures lining McGill's campus, together with photography installations and international flags, as they toured part of this monumental exhibition. While the exhibition has been taken down, one of the artworks – Human Structures by Jonathan Borofsky (1942-) – is still on view on the University’s Downtown Campus. The sculpture is located just inside the Roddick Gates on the right. If you would like to learn more about the artist and his work, attend our weekly tour.

Balade pour la paix along Sherbrooke Street: View of panel and flags

Jonathan Borofsky, Human Structures, 2010, painted steel. On loan from the Vancouver Biennale.


 

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