Upcoming Exhibitions


Santas are taking over the Museum
From November 15, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Paris on display: 18th-Century Boutiques
From April 25, 2018, to March 24, 2019 

Santas Are Taking Over the Museum



From November 15, 2017 to January 7, 2018,this exhibition, an annual holiday tradition, will be back at the Museum for a fifth edition. Children and grownups will enjoy seeing an amazing collection consisting of 30 Santa Claus figurines, many of them handcrafted by artists under the spell of Christmas magic, including Lynn West, Beth Cameron, Lynn Haney and Quebec artist Carole Landreville. Adding to the enchantment, is an elegant Szálasi doll castle that comes to life at the sound of music. Visitors will also see photographs of Montreal in winter at the beginning of the 20th century and learn about Christmas traditions. A craft workshop, treasure hunt and short films will provide plenty of entertainment for children. Santa Claus will be coming to the Museum on Sunday, November 26 and December 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an important event for anyone who wants to meet him in person. Admission to the Museum will be $5 and free for children 12 and under.

Paris on Display: 18th-Century Boutiques


Drawing, Stores of the Louvre © Stewart Museum

Starting April 25, 2018, this new exhibition invites everyone to visit the City of Light as it was in the 18thcentury and explore the boutiques in three districts of Paris known for their commercial bustle: la Cité, la Ville and l’Université. Browsing through shops with excerpts from 18th-century urban chronicles and travel guides, visitors will meet the merchants of the Quai de l’Horloge and the haberdashers of Saint-Honoré. More than 300 artefacts from the Stewart Museum’s rich collection will evoke the activities of boutiques with such poetic names as “À l’Olivier, À la Sphère” and “Au Chagrin de Turquie.” This exhibition, which will be on display until March 24, 2019, will take a historical look at a consumer society in the making.