In A Museum in the City, filmmaker Luc Bourdon invites us on a tour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). A backstage discovery of the institution and its 150-year history, the documentary reveals the remarkable dedication of its staff and explores the contemporary penchant for music in the world of art exhibitions.
Ages 14 to 17
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Geography - Territory: Urban
Indigenous Studies - Arts
Take students on a field trip to a museum. Encourage them to note the building’s architecture, and how it is integrated into its surroundings. Does the architecture embody and express the character of the museum? What did students feel during the course of the visit? Ask them to select a work from the permanent collection and research its history, including its journey to the museum.