Tales of Fantasy, Our Myths and Legends

Tales of Fantasy, Our Myths and Legends

Immerse yourself in a fantastical universe, through folktales from Quebec, Canada and Aboriginal peoples. Climb aboard a flying canoe, look for wolf-man or werewolf. Dance with the Devil… in short, leave everyday reality behind, to explore a country right out of the storytellers’ imagination. Although they have long served to explain the big mysteries of life and natural phenomena, folktales are only the tales of our grandmothers. See how this traditional art has evolved to take on very modern forms. Younger visitors are invited by Aboriginal spirits to invent their own story. Who? Why? When? Where? All the legends have characters and intriguing plot lines that appear at precise moments and locations. The imagination can take us right away…

An award-winning “Cultural Initiative” of the Prix Arts Excellence de Culture Mauricie exhibit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Ideal space: 150 sq. metres
  • 2.45 metres ceiling height

Exhibition Brief (PDF)

ITINERARY

  • Centre des arts de Shawinigan, Shawinigan, QC
    May 19 to October 3, 2011
  • Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé, QC
    October 14, 2011 to April 20, 2012
  • Clarington Museum and Archives, Bowmanville, ON
    May 3 to September 16, 2012
  • Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines, QC
    October 5 to November 27, 2012
  • Grey Roots: Our Heritage and Visitor Centre, Owen Sound, ON
    December 21, 2012 to May 5, 2013
  • Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, QC
    May 11 to September 2, 2013
  • Musée d’archéologie de Roussillon, La Prairie, QC
    September 7, 2013 to January 17, 2014
  • Centre d’exposition de Val d’Or, Val d’Or, QC
    January 24 to March 9, 2014
  • Musée de la Société des Deux-rives (MUSO), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC
    March 15 to September 7, 2014
  • Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS
    October 15, 2015 to January 16, 2016
  • Musée Louis-Hémon, Péribonka, QC
    June 13 to September 5, 2016
  • Musée québécois de culture populaire, Trois-Rivières, QC
    December 16, 2016 to March 12, 2017
  • Centre culturel Marie-Fitzbach, St-Georges, QC
    August 31 to November 12, 2017
  • Waterloo City Museum, Waterloo, ON
    February 26 to May 18, 2018
  • Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, QC
    June 17, 2018 to March 17, 2019
  • New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB
    June 8 to September 29, 2019
  • Lennox-Addington Museum, Napanee, ON
    June 8 to September 5, 2020
  • Pulperie de Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC
    November 21 2020 to May 2 2021
  • Chatham-Kent Museum, Chatham, ON
    May 21 to August 21 2022, 2020
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