by Lulu Byrd
August 22, 2001
There are several permanent exhibits. Jean-Paul Riopelle has a whole section containing birds in a whole assortment of positions. A unique style and sometimes compelling.
There's local art showcased in the Quebec, Art d'une Capitale exhibit. This has some gorgeous landscape and historical paintings.
The Tradition et Modernite au Quebec exhibit traces the changes through painting in the province as people moved from a Catholic church-dominated society to Quebec's Quiet Revolution and beyond.
Jean Paul Lemieux is a very talented painter whose artwork portrays sadness and despair in a very poignant manner.
Temporary exhibit: Presently, there is an exhibit showing the sculptures and bas reliefs of Hebert. Some of his sculptures were quite powerful: one stand out that showed a battle to the death between a European and Native American. Others were lifelike representations of many historically important people in Canadian history from John A. McDonald to Sir Georges-Etienne Carter.
From journal "Wowed by Quebec City"