July 17, 2017
While Montreal’s nightlife is certainly one of the things that attract tourists to this wonderful city, its art scene is as spectacular. The Musée d’Art Contemporain, known to Montrealers as the “MAC”, is back with a signature event that combines art and nightlife. At night, the museum turns into the place to go to hang out with friends, take a bite, and, of course, enjoy the art.
The “Nocturnes du MAC” is a concept that allows visitors to experience the museum in an unique and immersive way. From 17h to 2h am, the museum stays open and welcomes guests to visit, or revisit, art installations, interactive activities such as VR experiences, and even more. Visits are accompanied by DJs and a bar and counter service, turning the museum into every socialite’s must-visit place.
The latest Nocturnes featured Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s “Maison des Ombres Multiples” exhibition, where shadows and light worked together to create stunning optical illusions. Interactive rooms where the visitor was invited to stand on a wooden platform and experience first hand the power of shadows were available, as well as video and sound systems where you are invited to learn more about the artist.
For lovers of art, the Nocturnes du MAC is a wonderful way to experience art differently, whether you are a regular MAC goer or visiting Montreal for the first time. The next Nocturne will occur on the 15th of September 2017, and the MAC will be yours from 17h to 2h am!
Visit the Musée d’Art Contemporain website for more info concerning future events and fees.