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Announcing Theme # 13: Art and architecture

Dernière mise à jour : 26 juin 2020

There are so many ways to approach the question of the relationship between art and architecture. This is what Nathalie Galego, Assistant Curator of Collections, points out in an article about the works in the MAJ collection that touch on the notion of architecture, to be published tomorrow on this blog.

Inaugurated in 1976, the original building of the Musée d'art de Joliette was based on a model designed by its founder, Father Wilfrid Corbeil, and inspired by the work of Le Corbusier. In 2015, major renovations gave the building a more open appearance thanks, among other things, to large glass façades. On Saturday, June 13, we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the reopening of the MAJ in its new setting. 🎉

👉For the thirteenth call for participation of Quarantined Museum, we invite you to reflect on the theme of art and architecture. Architecture is the art of designing spaces and buildings. If you had carte blanche, what spaces (interior or exterior) would you design? Or how could art transform the spaces you are most familiar with?

Adrien Hébert, Port de Montréal, 1927. Photo : Damien Lair

Johannes Bosboom, Intérieur d'église, non daté, huile sur panneau. Collection Wilfrid Tisdell. Don des Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada 2012.184 Photo : François Bastien


You have until Tuesday, June 30 at noon to send us your artistic creations inspired by the theme "art and architecture". 🏙

Click here to find out how to participate.

⭐️ Next week, keep an eye open for:

A written interview with artist Chloé Desjardins.

Chloé Desjardins reproduces packaging, tools, art material, and, more recently, elements related to architecture (scaffolding, columns). She is particularly interested in the historical turning point of modern architecture and the International Style.

MAJ Curator of Contemporary Art Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre sent her a few questions that led to an article to be published on this blog later this month. “More precisely, what catches my attention is the astonishing, but fruitful association between a functionalist intention (where form is dictated by function, where the truth of materials is maintained) and fundamentally utopian precepts, i.e. a new architectural form allowing the creation of a more egalitarian and transparent society (for example, the Usonia, Maison Dom-Ino, Weißenhofsiedlung projects)," Chloé Desjardins explains to Anne-Marie in this interview.

Chloé Desjardins will exhibit new work at the Musée d'art de Joliette in the winter of 2021.

Chloé Desjardins, Élévation, 2013. Photo : JF Lamoureux


Regulars will have noticed that we are moving from a weekly open call to a monthly theme. This does not mean that we will be less active on the blog. On the contrary. We will continue publishing articles on artists or related subjects twice a week throughout the summer (and beyond)! Stay tuned. Also: send us your comments and suggestions for resources related to the themes. Do you know of a book, an article, a podcast, a documentary, or a strong quote that could fuel everyone's thinking about the monthly theme and spark creativity? Send it in at the usual email ( and we will share it with all. Or share them as comments under blog posts! The creativity of the entire community is at the heart of Quarantined Museum.

Despite the reopening of the MAJ on June 9, our community-based and participatory activities are still quarantined… We thus deeply believe that this virtual exchange platform still has its raison d'être. Thank you for pursuing the adventure with us and for contributing to artistic reflection by commenting on articles, sharing relevant resources on the monthly theme and... by sending us photos of your creations for the online exhibition before June 30 at noon!

Click here to find out how to participate.

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