If you are visiting Montreal on a weekend and are looking for a unique activity for a Friday night, say no more; we’ve got the coolest, most ‘avant-guard’ evening for you. The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art brings you “The Friday Nocturnes,” a series featuring live musical performances, bar service, and entry to all of the Museum’s exhibitions. Held from 5 to 9 on the first Friday of every month, The Nocturnes are unique and entertaining, providing both Montreal locals and visitors an opportunity to see the museum and it’s exhibitions in an unusual, trendy way.
In the past, The Nocturnes have brought its visitors a wide range of shows complete with musical talent of different genres. Some past shows have included Aids Wolf, CLASS, Random Recipe, Jerome Miniere, Steve Bates, and Martin Tetreault. Coming up in March (March 2, 2012), the Museum will feature Organ Wood, who will take over the imposing Rotonde and Atrium space. Organ Wood is a special performance given the fact that they offer a mix between musical performance and a visual art show. The duo’s aim is to minimize the distance between the artist and the audience by creating a spellbinding environment. Between projections of geometric and organic motifs that support the repetitive, somewhat hypnotic compositions of music, you will no doubt enjoy an artistically heightened evening.
The shows are usually between 7 and 8pm and the bar is open from 5 to 9, cash only. The Montreal Contemporary Art Museum is doing what no other Museum in Montreal is doing, and that is giving people an opportunity to engage with contemporary art in an after hours, laid-back, and current atmosphere. Truthfully, art and music just simply go well together, and this is a great opportunity for our young professional readers who are visiting Montreal to experience Montreal’s art, culture, and music scene in a new and interesting way. So, next time you are visiting Montreal on the first Friday of a month, stop in before a nice late dinner out for drinks and some art.
Photo courtesy Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art