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The Grande Bibliothèque and the Montréal Archives Centre, major cultural beacons of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, present a variety of exhibitions.
To mark the 100th anniversary of HEC Montréal, a circuit tour of the building where the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal was founded has been designed. Several photographic archives of great interest illustrate the early evolution of this institution, a major influence in Québec’s socioeconomic expansion. The building now houses BAnQ‘s Centre d’archives de Montréal.
Centre d'archives de Montréal de BAnQ - 535, avenue Viger Est
This important exhibition will appeal to spectators’ senses and emotions even as it pays playful tribute to Michel Tremblay’s impressive life and work. Curated by the Musées de la civilisation, it draws from the audiovisual records and writings of this great Québec playwright and novelist to chronicle the extraordinary power of his work.
Grande Bibliothèque - Main exhibition hall - Level M
Starting in the early 1950s, Québec photographer Gabriel Desmarais (Gaby) enjoyed a meteoric rise to success on an international level. For over 30 years, he captured on film the features and personalities of the most renown stars of the day, raising the standards of portraiture to rarely equalled heights.
Grande Bibliothèque - National collection - Level 1
Unparalleled stage director, André Brassard was at the very heart of Québec’s theatre world for more than 30 years. This exhibition offers new insight into the body of work of a prolific artist who left his mark on Québec's cultural landscape, starting with the debut of Les Belles-sœurs in 1968.
Grande Bibliothèque - Arts and Literature section, Level 1
Illustrated books are full of surprises. Readers should keep their eyes, hands and even ears wide open! This exhibition encourages the young and the young-at-heart to discover the many amazing words, images and shapes of this exceptional object.
Grande Bibliothèque - Espace Jeunes
Grande Bibliothèque: Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Montréal Archives Centre: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grande Bibliothèque: 475 De Maisonneuve Blvd East
Centre d'archives de Montréal: 535 Viger Blvd East