This year’s exclusive event, titled Candide, was held at Arsenal art contemporain on September 26. Guests enjoyed a fun, memorable evening as they were immersed in a playful, nostalgic world. During the event, over $700,000 were raised in support of the museum’s activities.

For this edition of the MAC’s largest annual fundraiser, orchestrated by Marie-Josée Simard, Chair of the Ball Committee, and designed and staged by Bob Agence, guests took an unsuspecting step into a playground with a grown-up twist. It was an evening of sumptuousness, off-kilter nostalgia, and delightfully retro amusements. Guests experienced a richly refined, surreal event, thanks to the special performances and a stunning decor. During the famous Ball auction, one of the event’s traditions, guests had the chance to purchase a work of art or package in support of the Fondation. The auction was made possible thanks to the generous spirit of donors, artists and MAC partners.

This year’s honorary presidents of the Ball were:

Éric Bujold
National Bank Private Banking 1859

Kim Thomassin
Executive Vice-President
Legal Affairs and Secretariat
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

The evening’s hosts were:

Justin Méthot
Fondation du MAC

Marie-Josée Simard
Chairperson of the Ball Committee
Fondation du MAC

Alexandre Taillefer
MAC Board of Trustees

John Zeppetelli
Director and Chief Curator
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

The members of the Ball Committee, which was chaired for the second time by Marie-José Simard, were:

  • Mélanie Aubut
  • Sophie Banford
  • Christine Boivin
  • Elizabeth Camiré
  • Nathalie Goyette
  • Stéphanie Larivière
  • Sharon Stern
  • Nicolas Urli