Start exploring more than 100 artworks that grace the urban landscape!
Since 2013, to the great pleasure of art and architecture lovers, Art public Montréal has published a map of tours to discover public art in Montréal’s central districts. New art recently added to the Montréal landscape enriches this year’s edition.
The map offers five itineraries, presenting more than 100 pieces. They were selected from among the 1000 elements of Montréal’s many public art collections, including those of the Ville de Montréal, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), private collectors, major companies and public institutions. This art, some of which is the result of the Québec government’s policy to integrate art into architecture and the environment, include sculptures, installations, photographs, paintings, stained glass, murals, and even auditory experiences!
Tours have been created for some of the city’s best-known districts: the Golden Square Mile and its museums, downtown, Vieux Montréal, the Quartier des spectacles and Plateau Mont-Royal. All the itineraries take about 1.5 hours on foot. They were designed to start and end near a métro station for easy access.
The map is available for free in English and French at various places in the city, including the Vitrine culturelle, the Infotourist centres, cultural facilities and the Ville de Montréal library network.
Enjoy your discoveries!
Work on cover:
Murale Machine consciente de l’artiste Rafael Sottolichio, crédits photos ; Art public Montréal, 2019