The Arts

The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion - Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City  brings together urban life on the Grande Allée and the picturesque landscape of National Battlefields Park.

A unique architectural experience

Opened in 2016, the 14,900-sq2 Pierre Lassonde Pavilion is a powerful architectural statement.  A contemporary gateway to the MNBAQ, the Pavilion is covered entirely in glass, resplendent in its transparency.  Its large, open spaces and abundant natural lighting essentially double the exhibition space of the museum complex while enabling visitors to remain in constant dialogue with the outdoor environment.

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Pierre Lassonde continues to serve as Chair of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec since 2005. 

Largest cultural patronage project

Spearheaded by Pierre Lassonde’s $10-million founding donation, and advanced under his guidance, the MNBAQ built the new $100-million wing and fostered philanthropy in Quebec on a scale never before seen.

The Pavillion comprises six exhibition galleries for the display of post-1960 collections, two temporary exhibition galleries and three permanent exhibition galleries (contemporary art, Inuit art and decorative arts and design).