Public art: Murals and other works you can discover online

Last updated April 27, 2021
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Montréal’s public spaces are home to hundreds of splendid works of arts.  Did you know you can discover many of them, including murals, sculptures and installations, from the comfort of your own home?

Murals aplenty

More than a hundred colourful and original murals adorn Montréal’s walls, making them an open air museum. 

Two 2020 murals are waiting to be discovered at the site of MU, an organization that collaborated in their creation.

A mural entitled Hommage à Armand Vaillancourt (a tribute to Armand Vaillancourt) was created by his son, Alexis. Located at 6740 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the work is a reproduction of a serigraph entitled Auprès de mon arbre, je vivais heureux (under my tree, I lived happily). Created by Armand Vaillancourt in 1989, it represents a mosaic of animals, characters and elements of nature.

Created by the artist Borrris, the mural Gardien (a French word meaning goalie and guardian) is located at 1759 Rue Beaudry, in the parc des Joyeux-Vikings. It pays tribute to the grass-roots mobilization that resulted in the development of this park between 1978 and 1980.

In this short video, discover murals created in 2020, then admire even more on the “Montréal tout en murales” virtual gallery website.

Works of art all over the city

Over 350 works of art can be found in Montréal’s public spaces and at municipal buildings. These creations, dating back as far as 1809, include installations, sculptures, mosaics, paintings and photographs. Admire these works on the website of the Public Art office.

Artist discovery clips

Hungry for more? Five recent public art creations from Nadia Myre, Jonathan Villeneuve, Patrick Bernatchez, Guerino Ruba, Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew can also be discovered on video.

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