No fewer than twelve reproductions of works by eight professional Quebec artists are now on display in the heart of downtown Drummondville.
The Musée à ciel ouvert is an initiative of the Ville de Drummondville that seeks to promote interest in contemporary art and make it accessible. Its creation generated a great deal of interest throughout the artistic community, as evidenced by the nearly 70 proposals submitted in the call for applications that was launched in 2019. The selection of works was made following a rigorous process conducted by an independent committee of professionals from different cultural backgrounds: Ms. Ève Dumais, curator of the exhibition, whom municipal officials thank for her exceptional work; Mr. Jean-François Bélisle, director and curator of the Musée d’art de Joliette, Ms. Marie Perrault, author, curator and consultant in contemporary art; Ms. Marianne Breton, former director of the Centre d’exposition L’Imagier; Mr. Dominique Toutant, director of the Galerie Division; Mr. José Luis Torres, artist; and Ms. Cathy Bernier, municipal councillor for District 12 at the Ville de Drummondville.
Accessible rain or shine and year-round, this project was carried out in partnership with several downtown building owners. We note that the Musée à ciel ouvert is made possible thanks to a cultural development agreement signed between the Ville de Drummondville and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.