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Giovanni Angeloro is happy to announce that his personal contribution to Montreal's social and cultural life as an abstract artist is mentioned as part of the exhibition Montreal à l'italienne. He is proud to be one of the many Italo-Montrealers who are honored at the Pointe-à-Callière museum.

 

Montréal à l'italienne

Musée Pointe-à-Callière

350 Place Royale

Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5

 

https://pacmusee.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/detail/italian-montreal/

 

https://iicmontreal.esteri.it/iic_montreal/fr/gli_eventi/calendario/2021/03/montreal-a-l-italienne-mostra.html

https://iicmontreal.esteri.it/iic_montreal/fr/gli_eventi/calendario/2021/03/montreal-a-l-italienne-mostra.html

 

https://italiana.esteri.it/italiana/en/eventi/mostra-montreal-a-litalienne/

https://pacmusee.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/detail/italian-montreal/

Temporary exhibition

March 10th, 2021 — January 16th, 2022

Italian Montréal

Presented by

Italian Montréal
From March 10, 2021, to January 16, 2022

 

In the early 20th century, a new wave of European immigrants made its way to Québec and to Montréal. Among them were thousands of Italians who brought with them their traditions, their values, and their customs, going on to form one of the oldest and largest immigrant cultural communities in Montréal.

 

Showcasing the community’s important contribution to economic, social, and cultural life in Montréal—as well as its ingenuity, talent, and resilience—Pointe-à-Callière is presenting the exhibition Italian Montréal. This exhibition shines a spotlight on the daily lives of Montréal’s earliest Italian immigrants and on the ways in which the community has evolved over the past century—with a quarter of a million Montrealers today describing themselves as having Italian roots.

For this exhibition, Pointe-à-Callière mainly turned to Montrealers for loans of their family treasures: items brought over from Italy or made here—celebrating the way life was lived in the past. Also on display are objects illustrating various culinary traditions (of course), as well as others highlighting various iconic businesses, important events, and members of the community who made their mark in the arts, business, sports, and public life. Historical photographs, audiovisual documents, and archival materials are used to punctuate the often moving and memorable moments in the lives of the first generations of immigrants.

 

The Museum has put together an exhibition that takes an in-depth look at Italo-Montrealers, putting human beings at the centre of the story and highlighting the community members’ remarkable contributions to Montreal life. Through the use of projections, audiovisual material, and dramatic backdrops, this exhibition takes you to the very heart of the community’s actions and accomplishments in every field of endeavor. In particular, the exhibition will focus on five iconic areas that defined and still characterize this community: work on the railroad and in the construction sector; the café as a preferred spot for socializing; the home and its culinary traditions; the church as a place of meeting and association; and of course, the public sphere, in which so many Italo-Montrealers have distinguished themselves.

 

Italian Montréal - Benvenuti!

Pointe-à-Callière would like to thank the 46 lenders of this exhibition, both institutional and private, and its collaborators, including:

Alliance Donne Femmes italiennes du Québec

Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association CIBPA Montréal

Casa d’Italia Archives

Casa d'Italia Montréal

Italian-Canadian Community Archives of Quebec at the Casa d'Italia

Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal

National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Québec region

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy

 

 

https://italiana.esteri.it/italiana/en/eventi/mostra-montreal-a-litalienne/

 

Exhibition ‘Montréal à l’italienne’

Categories: Visual Arts

 From: 09-03-2021 to: 09-01-2022

 Pointe-à-Callière Montréal

 An exhibition to tell the story of Italian immigration in Montréal and the community's contribution to the Canadian city.

 

MOSTRA MONTREAL A L’ITALIENNE

At the beginning of the 20th century, a new wave of European immigrants arrived in Quebec and Montreal. Thousands of Italians arrived with their traditions, values, and customs, forming one of the oldest and most important cultural immigrant communities in Montréal.

To show the important contribution to the economic, social, and cultural development of Montréal, as well as the ingenuity, talent and resilience of this community, Pointe-à-Callière, with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute, presents the exhibition “Montréal à l’italienne”.

The exhibition focuses on the daily life of the first Italian immigrants in Montréal and the changes that this community has undergone in the last century, displaying objects, historical photographs, audiovisual documents, and archive documents. Audiovisual projections and theatrical productions add value to the programme.

To learn more, visit iicmontreal.esteri.it

https://iicmontreal.esteri.it/iic_montreal/fr/gli_eventi/calendario/2021/03/montreal-a-l-italienne-mostra.html

 

 

Montréal à l'italienne | Exposition

2021-03-10

Date: 10/03/AM

  

Au début du 20e siècle, une nouvelle vague d'immigration issue de l'Europe arrive au Québec et à Montréal. Parmi ces immigrants, des milliers d’Italiens s’amènent avec leurs traditions, leurs valeurs et leurs coutumes, formant ainsi l’une des plus anciennes et importantes communautés culturelles immigrantes de Montréal.

Pour mettre en valeur son important apport à la vie économique, sociale et culturelle montréalaise, ainsi que l’ingéniosité, le talent et la résilience de cette communauté, Pointe-à-Callière, grâce au soutien de l'IIC, présente l’exposition Montréal à l’italienne. Cette exposition mettra l’accent sur la vie quotidienne des premiers immigrants italiens à Montréal, et sur l’évolution qu’a connue cette communauté au cours du dernier siècle alors qu’un quart de million de Montréalais déclarent aujourd’hui des origines italiennes.

Pour cette exposition, ce sont principalement des Montréalais qui confieront à Pointe-à-Callière leurs trésors de familles; des objets rapportés d’Italie, ou fabriqués ici en mémoire de la vie vécue autrefois. On y retrouvera des objets illustrant évidemment les traditions culinaires, mais aussi représentant des entreprises emblématiques, des événements importants ou des membres de la communauté s’étant illustrés dans les arts, les affaires, le sport ou sur la place publique. Des photographies historiques, des documents audiovisuels et des documents d’archives viendront ponctuer les moments forts, parfois très émouvants, vécus par les premières générations d’immigrants.

Le Musée a imaginé une exposition qui va à la rencontre des Italo-Montréalais, qui met l’humain au centre de l’histoire et qui se traduit par l’apport remarquable des membres de la communauté à la vie montréalaise. Grâce à des projections, des audiovisuels et des mises en scènes théâtrales, cette exposition vous plongera au cœur de leurs actions et de leurs accomplissements dans tous les domaines. Surtout, cette exposition vous amène dans cinq lieux iconiques qui ont défini et distinguent toujours cette communauté, comme le travail sur les chemins de fer et dans le secteur de la construction, les cafés comme lieu de socialisation privilégié, la maison et ses traditions culinaires, l’église comme lieu de rencontre et d’association, et évidemment, la sphère publique ou de nombreux Italo-Montréalais se sont illustrés.

Du 10 mars 2021 au 9 janvier 2022
Horaires et tarifs

 

Information

Date: De Mer 10 Mar 2021 a Dim 9 Jan 2022

Organisé par : Pointe-à-Callière Montréal

En partenariat avec : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal