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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), The Delafolie Brickyard at Éragny, 1886, oil on canvas. Private collection
Photograph: MBAMCamille Pissarro (1830-1903), The Delafolie Brickyard at Éragny, 1886, oil on canvas. Private collection

This is the last week to see the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' virtual exhibits online for free

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' holiday gift to the city—open virtual access to four of its exhibits—is ending on January 11.

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Only a week remains to see five exhibitions from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for free, a 'gift for the holidays' that ends on January 11, 2021.

Before the holidays were underway in Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced that it would be granting free online access via 3D virtual tours to five of its exhibitions. This announcement came just as the Québec government announced that new lockdowns measures would go into effect on December 17 and 25.

Now, with a new complete lockdown on the horizon for Montreal complete with curfews and closures, we should be taking every advantage we can to enjoy some local culture on the cheap.

"Enjoy an immersive experience, explore the various spaces and take a virtual stroll of the galleries as you uncover the hidden treasures within," the museum's page housing the virtual tours reads.

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Photograph: MBAM, Denis Farley

The five exhibitions that can be viewed include Riopelle's The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures; the colorful work of Signac and the Indépendants in Paris in the Days of Post-ImpressionismYehouda Chaki's Mi Makir (or A Search for the Missing); an exhibition called Survivance with twenty never-before-seen paintings of Manuel Mathieu; and GRAFIK!: Five Centuries of German and Austrian Graphics which includes a selection of German as well as Austrian graphic art from both the museum's permanent collection and private Canadians' collections.

Montrealers can support the museum by buying their annual passes now as well; there's a 15% discount on every year-long membership right now.

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