The Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal changes direction …

by Bernard Bujold ( –
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal has no director… The news was announced by press release and the process to recruit a new director will be the responsibility of a committee. 
The paris are open but Manon Blanchette would be an ideal candidate as she formerly served as Chief Curator and Director of Communications and Marketing at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal. Since January 2012, Manon Blanchette provides operations management at Museum Pointe-à-Callière and she was previously CEO of Society of Montreal Museum Directors. 
The Museum of Contemporary Art is in a crisis of identity since the departure of Marcel Brisebois who was director from 1985 to 2004. Marc Mayer had replaced him but he left in 2008 to take direction at the most prestigious Musée des Beaux-arts in Ottawa. The appointment of the current director Paulette Gagnon was not well received and even publicly challenged by the arts community in 2009. 
To be continued. 
Photo 1: Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal;
Photo 2: Manon Blanchette
See press release ;

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