Educational program

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

On-site tours

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 exhibition galleries, surrounded by the artworks.

We also offer several 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 can be developed upon 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.

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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Information and reservations
Léa Lanthier-Lapierre
Cultural Mediation and Communications Coordinator
Galerie de l’UQAM
514 987-3000 ext. 20959

Virtual tours

The pandemic has prompted Galerie de l’UQAM to reinvent its educational practices and develop new methods of distanced mediation. Although sanitary conditions now allow us to resume guided tours in our exhibition spaces, we also wish to maintain the possibility of opting for a virtual tour. This offer is ideal for groups who cannot come to Galerie de l’UQAM due to distance or any other circumstances.

Educational kits

L’art cultive is a new series of educational kits developed by the Galerie de l’UQAM team. Through this initiative, the gallery wishes to provide Quebec art teachers with resources and tools they can use to introduce their students to contemporary art. The kits aim to show the scope and variety of the issues addressed by artists today, as well as emphasize art’s vital place in the conversations animating our living, educational, and working environments. Built around exhibitions recently presented at Galerie de l’UQAM, the L’art cultive kits offer reproductions of works, exhibition views, video clips, textual information, as well as directions for initiating discussions and creative projects with young audiences.

Four kits are available in french only.

For more information
Galerie de l’UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal

Educational booklets

The educational booklets are published to complement the exhibitions they accompany.
Download them for free: