Montreal, October 16, 2017 – Almost 160,000 people visited REVOLUTION, presented from June 17 to October 9, 2017, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) as part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. A musical odyssey, this major immersive exhibition brought back the era of Flower Power and the effervescence of the counterculture of the late 1960s, with more than 700 works and documents.
The closing of the exhibition crowned a busy summer at the MMFA, one of the core institutions of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Since the beginning of 2017, Museum attendance has increased by 25%.
The exhibition was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) of London, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. REVOLUTION will travel to the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan from December, 4 2017 to April 4, 2018.
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the generous support of BMO Financial Group, presenting sponsor of REVOLUTION as part of the Year for Peace at the Museum, in collaboration with Metro. The immersive sound experience was by Sennheiser. The Museum would also like to thank Simons and Roland Berger for their invaluable support, and Air Canada, the Museum’s Angel Circle, Bell, La Presse and the Montreal Gazette for their vital contributions. The Museum extends its thanks to Quebec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Conseil des arts de Montréal for their ongoing support. The exhibition also benefited from the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Museum’s International Exhibition Programme receives financial support from the Exhibition Fund of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation and the Paul G. Desmarais Fund.
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The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize celebrations and socioeconomic contributions to mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Quebec government, the Canadian government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com.
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