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Showcasing indigenous art for over 100 years, La Guilde in downtown Montréal is a key institution in Canada’s artistic legacy. A distinguished permanent collection of First Nations artefacts alongside a remarkable collection of Inuit art, rich archives and contemporary Canadian creations make this museum-gallery a must for anyone interested in Canada’s native and ethnocultural artistic and cultural heritage.
Founded in 1906 by Martha May Phillips and Alice J. Peck, La Guilde is a non-profit historical gallery and museum of Canadian art whose mission is to preserve, promote and encourage fine crafts. Its permanent collection is one of the most influential in Canada, with more than 1,000 works of art by renowned and emerging artists.
Collecting Inuit art since the early 1900s, La Guilde features a collection comprised predominantly of Inuit sculptures created between 1950 and 1965 from the communities of Povungnituk, Inukjuak, and Cape Dorset.
La Guilde’s gallery presents temporary exhibitions all year long, showcasing contemporary, recognized or emerging Inuit and First Nations artists and artisans.
Small and friendly, La Guilde is a charming museum-gallery that provides an exceptional opportunity to discover Canadian fine crafts and native art, or to pick up a truly unique Canadian artwork.
Tue, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun, Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed: Easter Monday, Victoria Day, June 24, July 1, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Dec 25 and Jan 1.