Museum artworks

Museum Islands (2011)


Jean-Pierre Gaudreau


Aluminum and glass

*This work was created as part of the Quebec government’s policy to integrate art into public places.


Incorporated into the glass railing of the BORÉALIS terrace, the work is inspired by three factors that have shaped the history of the region: water, the forest and people. A sense of continuity between past, present and future is created through three metaphoric islands spread out along a river. Mounted on pedestals, the islands also evoke the museum’s mission to bridge past and present. Serving as a narrative thread, the river takes us on a tour of the island of domesticated spaces, the island of ancestors, and the island of untamed territory.

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