The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is pleased to partner with the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation for the 2023 edition of SéminArts, an educational program that offers an introduction to collecting contemporary art. Over five weeks, participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in conversations with various key contributors from the Montreal art scene including artists, curators and gallery owners.  Each will offer an intimate look at what it means to be a collector today.


Why take part?

  • Discover enigmatic private art collections.
  • Meet artists whose artworks are part of several public and private collections.
  • Take part in conversations with internationally recognised museum curators and gallerists.
  • Gain insights on the unique relationship between artists and collectors.
  • Participate in conversations that promote the building of new networks.

Who is SéminArts for?

Open to anyone curious to learn more about collecting and the world of contemporary art.
Spaces limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Coming soon: A new SéminArts session will take place in French May 2 – May 30, 2023.


  • Tuesday, March 28: Visit of the Montreal RBC Corporate Art Collection at Place Ville-Marie with RBC Senior Curator Corrie Jackson, followed by a private guided visit of the exhibit currently being shown at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.
  • Tuesday, April 4: Visit of Montreal artist Nelson Henricks’ personal art collection and studio with Mark Lanctôt, curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
  • Tuesday, April 11: Behind-the-scenes tour of the new studio of media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, with Karine Charbonneau, Head of Exhibitions at Antimodular studio.
  • Tuesday April 18: Tour of a  collector’s private art collection.
  • Tuesday, April 25: Visit of an art gallery.

The program may be subject to change.


  • Format: 5 sessions (in English) in person
  • On Tuesdays March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sessions will take place in a different location each week, such as an artist’s studio, a gallery or an artist’s center, near downtown Montreal.
  • Fee(s): $225, tax included, for the 5 sessions
    15% off for MACarte holders
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For more Information about the program: [email protected]
 This program is offered with the generous support of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.