Arsenal Contemporary Art | Montreal
Arsenal Contemporary Art is a private contemporary art and cultural initiative devoted to the support, promotion, and development of Canadian contemporary art through diverse endeavors, including the showcase of Canadian contemporary artists alongside international artists, in exhibitions that are curated in-house and by invited international curators.
Opened in 2011 in Montreal, Arsenal Contemporary Art has since expanded to include locations in Toronto (2013) and New York (2017). Although some exhibitions travel from one location to another, the programming of each location is tailored to its respective community, space, and audience.
Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal
Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal is housed in a former 19th century shipyard on the Lachine Canal in the heart of Montreal’s Griffintown neighborhood. Its exhibition halls total 80,000 square feet. Each hall hosts several contemporary art exhibitions every year.
It is the hope of the founders that, through a consistent output of quality programming, Arsenal Contemporary Art will contribute to making Montreal one of the world’s top contemporary art destinations.
Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal is also home to Arsenal Contemporary’s Artist Residency Program, a program developed to help support Canadian and international artists in their creative process. Throughout the year, artists from all over the world are invited to participate in the program, and to show the work they produced in one or more of Arsenal Contemporary Art’s locations at the end of their stay.