Montréal, March 4, 2014 — The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is once again presenting its Nocturnes, which will now run until after midnight. Throughout the evening, participants will be able to visit the exhibitions, take in live performances and gallery talks with artists or curators, and enjoy a bite or a drink. This makes the museum a perfect place for a get-together with friends. The 2014 Nocturnes will be held on March 7, May 23, June 20 and November 7.

On March 7, for the presentation of Christian Marclay’s video masterwork The Clock, the MAC will be offering a very special Nocturne that will start at 5 p.m. and run until 3 a.m. Visitors will be able to start the evening at 5  with drinks and light bites. They can then explore the exhibitions A Matter of AbstractionAdrian Paci: Lives in TransitCollages: Gesture and Fragments and The Clock, in the company of curators and educators who will share their thoughts on the works.

Live performances by the band SUUNS and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, as well as three DJs (DJ Stephane Cocke, DJ Christian Pronovost and DJ Prison Garde) will make for a lively evening into the wee hours of the night. Another new feature: refreshing “Nocturne cocktails” will also be served, to add a special flavour to the event. A colourful evening awaits participants, as the MAC will be bathed in festive red lights for the occasion.

After the performances, visitors can continue exploring the museum’s exhibitions and The Clock all night long and until 6 p.m. the next day.

Ongoing activities

Visits to the exhibitions from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 7, until 6 p.m. the next day
Educators in all the galleries to answer visitors’ questions
Bar service and light bites


5 to 8 p.m.: DJ Stephane Cocke
8 to 11 p.m.: DJ Christian Pronovost
11 p.m. to 3 a.m.: DJ Prison Garde

Musical performances

8 p.m.: SUUNS
10 p.m.: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh + SUUNS

Gallery talks

6 p.m.: tour of Collages: Gestures and Fragments with curator Lesley Johnstone and artists Louis-Philippe Côté, Thomas Corriveau, David Elliott and Luanne Martineau
9:30 p.m.: talk with François LeTourneux, curator responsible for the Montréal presentation of Christian Marclay’s The Clock


5:30 to 11 p.m.: collage workshop at Paul Butler’s table (The Collage Party Pavilion, 2011)
6:30 to 9 p.m.: Tick Tock MAC Clock workshop in connection with The Clock

Admission to the Nocturne, the first of 2014, is $12 (adults) and $8 (students); free for MACarte holders.


This Nocturne was produced in collaboration with Speakeasy.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is a provincially owned corporation funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts. The museum gratefully acknowledges their support and that of Collection Loto-Québec, the MAC’s principal partner. The MAC also thanks its media partner, La Presse+.

Source and Information

Anne Dongois
T. 514 826-2050
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