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Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection

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Montréal Museum of Fine Art
Montréal, Quebec

Bringing together close to 100 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, this exhibition underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography, which he has a desire to share with the public. It is also an opportunity to view a selection of photographs from a group of 33 artworks the collector and his wife Harriet generously gifted to the Museum in 2017. This generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Lazare has enabled us to expand the Museum’s collection, which now comprises over 2,500 works, and brings us one step closer to opening a gallery devoted solely to photography.

A number of internationally famous photographers have thus made their way into the collection of a Canadian museum: the Italian Paul Ventura, French artist Jean-Baptiste Huynh, the Swiss duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, formed in 1990 in Banff, and German photographer Beate Gütschow, among others.