Dufresne-Nincheri Museum presents the oldest stained glass workshop in
Québec and houses an unparalleled collection of royal and imperial
items and paintings from Alexandre de Bothuri and Élaine Bédard
The new Musée Dufresne-Nincheri, which is chaired by Marc Poirier,
inaugurated on December 9th its museum complex with the official
opening of the Nincheri Studio, the oldest stained glass workshop still
in existence in Québec, and the presentation of the new permanent
exhibit at Château Dufresne. Without a doubt, the crowning glory of
this exhibit is the prestigious collection of royal and imperial items
and paintings owned by Alexandre de Bothuri and Élaine Bédard.
items to remember, which is integrated into the new permanent exhibit
at Château Dufresne, presents 47 historical items and paintings that
previously belonged to such famous personalities as Jeanne d’Arc, Louis
XV, Madame du Barry, Marie-Antoinette, Rodolphe II, Pauline Borghèse,
Napoleon I and Josephine. This is the first time these items have been
presented together in a North American museum, namely Château Dufresne,
which features Beaux-Arts style French architecture, directly inspired
by the Petit Trianon in Versailles.
The collection also includes items that belonged to four women who
experienced the Petit Trianon in person. This is one of the most
prestigious collections of French royal and imperial items ever to
appear outside of France.
The general public is also invited to discover one of the oldest
stained glass workshops in Canada, that of Florentine artist Guido
Nincheri, who is emblematic of the Italian-Canadian community during
the first half of the 20th Century. Between 1925 and 1996, when it
closed down, the Nincheri Studio produced more than 5,000 stained-glass
windows for use across North America.
The new mission of the museum will
be to celebrate the historical and patrimonial heritage of the eastern
section of Montréal by transforming Château Dufresne and the Nincheri
Studio into a unique and innovative museum complex, designed for the
community, with a view to ensuring its preservation for future
The Château Dufresne, built
between 1915 and 1918, was a beaux-arts style mansion owned by the
Dufresne brothers, leading members of Montreal’s French bourgeoisie.
Today, the Château Dufresne houses a museum dedicated to the history of
Montreal’s east end.
the same price, you may visit the Château Dufresne and the Nincheri
Studio, the oldest stained-glass studio extant in Québec. Guido
Nincheri, (1885-1973) is one of the greatest artists and entrepreneurs
of the twentieth century. This Italo-Canadian’s murals, stained glass
windows, frescoes, paintings, and furniture executed from his designs
have adorned more than 200 buildings across 116 locations in Canada and
the United States. Renowned for his glass painting technique and for
the quality of his stained glass designs, Nincheri has produced over
5,000 stained glass windows in nine Canadian provinces and six New
Pour obtenir les directions pour vous rendre,
cliquez sur la carte.
|2929, avenue Jeanne-d’Arc
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H1W 3W2
Téléphone: 514 259.9201
Télécopieur: 514 259.6466
Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By reservation, for groups of 15 and more.
Children 4 years and under: Free
Children 5 to 17 years: $ 7.00
Students and seniors: $ 13.00
Adults: $ 14.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) : $ 30.00
Château Dufresne 2929 Jeanne-d’Arc Avenue, Montréal
Nincheri Studio, 1832, Pie-IX boulevard, Montréal
Pie-IX, Pie-IX west exit
Marc Poirier, Chair of the Board of the Société du Château Dufresne and
Vice-President, Operations at Magnus Poirier Inc., has officially
launched the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum’s annual fundraising campaign, to
be put toward properly conserving the Museum’s collections and offering
visitors a rich and varied program and high-quality exhibitions.
To send us your donation, just mail it to us at: Château Dufresne Museum, 2929 avenue Jeanne-d’Arc, Montreal, H1W 3W2 .
You can also make your donation over the telephone, by calling (514) 259-9201.
Thank you for your generosity.
MONTRÉAL & CO. MONTRÉAL’S FRANCOPHONE BOURGEOISIE DURING THE BELLE EPOQUE
French-Canadian bourgeoisie of the turn of the 20th Century is little
studied and even less well-known. Montréal & Co. Montréal’s
Francophone Bourgeoisie During the Belle Epoque is the first exhibition
ever to reveal the francophone business sector of this period. This
exceptionally industrious middle-class didn’t hesitate to establish
large institutions such as the Chambre de commerce du district de
Montréal in 1887, now the Chambre de commerce du Montréal
métropolitain. Also noteworthy is the 1907 establishment of the École
des Hautes Études Commerciales in 1907.
exhibition paints a vivid and comprehensive picture of this
bourgeoisie’s migration into Montréal districts, from Vieux-Montréal to
the Carré Viger, and from the former City of Maisonneuve to Outremont.
As the French-speaking elite settled on Outremont’s bucolic, suburban
charm, the dream of the Dufresne brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne to
found a francophone city in east Montréal was only partially realized.
The Château Dufresne remains nonetheless a powerful symbol of
French-Canadian entrepreneurial success in Montréal.
& Co. addresses also women’s situations and roles in this turn of
the century bourgeoisie. As historic movements advocating women’s
causes took hold during that era, thanks to the efforts of the women of
the Montréal’s francophone bourgeoisie, the status of all women was
improved throughout Quebec.
Château Dufresne & CLiNFO.
Tous droits réservés - All rights reserved.
Conception & Hébergement CLiNFO.