Educational program

Galerie de l’UQAM offers various ways to access today’s art practices

Virtual visits

Last fall, we had to close our gallery to the public, and to suspend our popular guided tour program for school and community groups. As another online semester approaches, we are reinventing our methods in order to continue to offer teachers, facilitators and their groups moments of encounter with contemporary art.

From January until spring 2021, our mediators will offer virtual guided tours of QUADrature, our series of exhibitions which has been running online since September. During these tours, which can take place on the platform of your choice (Teams, Zoom, Skype …), our mediators will present the QUADrature initiative and the approach favored by each curator. Discussions will be initiated with your students or participants in order to explore the artistic, social and political resonances of a selection of works from each component of the project.

Our mediators will also introduce your groups more broadly to the phenomenon of virtual exhibitions and to the challenges of the digital presentation of works of art – issues that are radically transforming our field in the current context.

Reservations required with
Philippe Dumaine, Cultural mediation coordinator
514 987-3000 ext. 1424

We look forward to seeing you again with your groups, even if it has to happen through a screen!


Visits in person

*In the context of COVID-19, Galerie de l’UQAM’s tour service is suspended until further notice.*

Our mediators look forward to taking you and your group on guided tours of our exhibitions. These visits are intended to highlight the thematic, formal and conceptual issues of the works presented at the Galerie. They are also intended to introduce Galerie de l’UQAM’s mandate and the primary role of university galleries in the ecology of the visual arts scene. The tours are flexible and open to all school and community groups. They usually last about 1 hour and can be adapted to meet particular needs and to complement material covered in the classroom.

In addition, Galerie de l’UQAM can host your conferences or work sessions in its exhibitions galleries, surrounded by the artworks.

We also offer a number of complementary workshops aimed at familiarizing your students with different issues related to contemporary art and museology:

  • the mandate and role of a university gallery
  • the Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’UQAM: management, inventory, acquisition
  • the Petite Collection: foray into the world of artists’ multiples
  • other workshops available on request.

An interpreter in Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) or American Sign Language (ASL) can be made available to groups wishing to visit our exhibitions with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please contact our staff as soon as possible, given the time required to book interpreters.

These activities are available anytime, in French or English, free of charge.

Reservations required with
Philippe Dumaine, Cultural mediation coordinator
514 987-3000 ext. 1424

Groups wishing to visit our exhibitions without a mediator are asked to contact the Galerie beforehand so that their arrival can be planned.

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