Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
National competition finalist
Provencher_Roy submitted an original proposal in the architecture competition launched in June 2017 for the renewal of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), for which the construction budget is $22 million. To boost the MAC’s patronage and develop the museum’s clientele, the firm chose to explore the correlation between the evolution of contemporary art and the development of museums. The latter half of the 20th century and the early 21st century have seen contemporary art blossom into a complex combination of means and subjects attracting an international and eclectic audience. To keep apace with this metamorphosis, museums have greatly augmented their spatial capacity for embracing and displaying this multiplicity of artistic expression. Simply expanding the floor area of generic museum “white boxes” would no longer do; rather, museums began to vary the spaces dedicated to supporting a field in ceaseless flux.
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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal