Montréal, January 25, 2022

In June 2021, Stéphane and I decided to offer part of our collection of contemporary jewelry and objects for the benefit of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Our donation focused on 33 original and unique works by 34 artists from 17 nationalities. This donation is distinguished by the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of the work and offers a fresh look at the artistic possibilities of this discipline. We are very pleased that this offer has been accepted by the MMFA’s Decorative Arts and Design Acquisitions Committee, it updates the museum’s current collection.
In 2000, when the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts closed, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts acquired a collection of more than 5,000 decorative art objects in all categories through an exceptional gift from the late Liliane and David M. Stewart. This collection consisted of an impressive number of modern and contemporary jewelry; a collection considered at that time to be one of the most important in the world. We wish by our donation to contribute to the enrichment of the permanent collection of the museum. We are grateful that the museum participates in the influence of contemporary jewelry. A sincere thank you to Jennifer Laurent, the current Curator of Decorative and Modern Arts and to Diane Charbonneau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Photography from 2001 to 2019 at the MMFA.

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Anne-Marie Rébillard            Amir Sheikhvand                             Anne Fauteux

 Attai Chen                         Aurélie Guillaume                         Bridget Catchpole  

Brooke Marks-Swanson                Carina Shoshtary                       Catherine Sheedy 

 Donald Friedlich                            Ela Bauer                            Eija Mustonen

Gésine Hackenberg            Grego Garcia Tebar + Pedrin Garcia      Helen Carnac

Helena Lehtinen                                                    Jie Sun

 Josée Desjardins                      Joo Hyung Park                       Judy McCaig

 Karin Roy Andersson              Katja Prins                           Kazumi Nagano

Luzia Vogt                             Marian Hosking                          Märta Mattsson

Rebecca Hannon                    Monika Brugger                      Silke Spitzer 

Sophie Hanagarth                                          Tarja Tuupanen

Trinidad Contreras                                                   Tore Svensson