Culture Days come at the right time

Culture Days come at the right time

The Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts is taking part in the 24th Journées de la culture with two special activities: The 1001 faces of culture and MAPP_TA VILLE.

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Mireille Vachon La Tribune As a second wave of COVID-19 is emerging, the Journées de la culture, which takes place over a full month this year, come at a good time to bring color to people's lives, believe Fanny Luquet, communications manager for the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (MBAS).

“The pandemic has really raised this kind of questioning about the place of culture in people's lives. Beyond a leisure activity, culture is important for mental health, it helps to be well, ”says Fanny Luquet.

“At the moment, people don't really have the right to meet, but the Journées de la culture are great opportunities to meet in a different way and to meet the actors in culture,” she continues.

“I like the idea of doing this over a month. We did not know where we would be with the pandemic, and that allows people to have a little bite of culture at several times, whereas people usually rush for a weekend, ”adds Ms. Luquet.

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At the MBAS, two activities will be offered between September 25 and October 25: The 1001 faces of culture and MAPP_TA VILLE.

As part of the 1001 faces of culture, which honors the theme of the year, The 1001 professions in culture, people are invited to take a picture of themselves with a Polaroid camera, write their name under the picture and affix it on the wall at the entrance to the museum. Thus, at the end of the month, a panoply of faces will be gathered.

“The goal is to mix the people who work in the museum with those who visit it. It is to pay homage to artists and to those who consume arts and culture. It is we, all together, who bring culture to life, ”says Ms. Luquet.

So far, people are really happy, according to two Museum employees. “I think they need to feel close to other people right now,” said one of them.

The MAPP_TA VILLE activity will take place on Saturday, October 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will be hosted by artist-mediator José Luis Torres. It will welcome participants within its DE-CONSTRUCTIONS exhibition, which will open on October 1. It will be very fun and people will be able to literally walk on the work, says Fanny Luquet.

The participants will then draw a 2D animation on a digital tablet, under the theme of the theater of objects, and the creations will be projected the same day on the exterior wall of the MBAS from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Sherbrooke History Museum, the Sursaut dance company, the Maison Merry de Magog as well as several artists from Estrie and other organizations in the region also offer activities as part of the 24th Journées de la culture.

The complete program is available at

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