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02/17/2020

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One artsy launch!

About 300 people gathered this morning at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) to launch Montreal’s 10th annual Hooked on School Days, with the theme of arts and culture.

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Photo: Sylvain Légaré

To highlight the role that arts and culture can play in helping young people stay in school, some 60 students from Montreal’s five school boards were on hand to give performances in four disciplines—dance, music, drama, and plastic arts.

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Works of art by students at Pointe-aux-Trembles high school

Interspersed with personal accounts by young people about how the arts have affected them, the event was also a time to celebrate works of art that have made a difference in the educational experience of our participants, including our special guests Minister of Education and Higher Education Jean-François Roberge, Montréal mayor Valérie Plante, Hooked on School Days spokesperson Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and director general and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Nathalie Bondil.

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Photo: Sylvain Légaré

 We wish to take this opportunity to thank MMFA for hosting this event.


Examples of the arts in Montreal schools

If you were not able to attend the HSD launch and would like to see the videos shown at the event, you can watch them here.

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Impactful art at the HSD launch

With the Montreal edition of HSD being kicked off in style at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, we decided that the launch should have a cultural theme to highlight the connection between the arts and success. So we asked attendees to share with us the works of art that made a difference in their educational lives. Here are their replies:  RRM_Arts et Réussite_PPT_final.pdf (5.0 MB)

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