Hôtel Le Germain

Le Germain Charlevoix

Museum of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul

The Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul is the only museum in eastern Québec that is entirely devoted to contemporary art.

The Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul is an open institution that is solidly anchored within its community. Its mission is to promote, preserve and propagate Québec contemporary art. In that sense, the MACBSP is a rallying meeting place for anyone wishing to partake in a stimulating artistic experience.


Barrier-free Zone/ History of international Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul

July 30, 2011 - May 1st 2017

The International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul has been a hallmark of the cultural life of Quebec since 1982 and it remains a unique meeting and creation venue. The Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul is proud to present Free Exchange Zone, its first permanent exhibition, one that gives an overview of this major artistic event through its history, its actors and the works it has generated.

Fenosa and Picasso, a friendship

June 18 - November 6 2016

The purpose of the exhibition is to illustrate the mutual friendship of Apel.les Fenosa and Picasso.It includes sculptures by Fenosa collected by Picasso and a selection of works by each artist, as well as texts and photographs that document the friendship. The friendship dates back to 1923. Fenosa was introduced to Picasso by painter Pere Pruna. Picasso told Fenosa tha the should exhibit his sculptures and he at once became Fenosa’s friend and the principal collector of his works.In 1924, Picasso helped Fenosa organise his first solo exhibition at Galerie Percier, and he introduced him to his circle of friends: Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Tristan Tzara, Paul Éluard and Coco Chanel.

To Dare to See Differently : The Great Collectors III

June 18 - November 6 2016

The Musée d’art contemporain of Baie-Saint-Paul is proud to offer a brief incursion into the private spaces of Québec art collectors. The exhibition features works that fashion their everyday lives while allowing poetry to pervade their home environment. Collecting entails a special relationship with one’s works of art, a relationship that enhances the generosity of a collector who allows public access to some of his or her most cherished possessions. The fact that most of the works have rarely been exhibited makes this exhibition truly exceptional. It provides an opportunity to appreciate the diversity and quality of art works created since the middle of the 20th century.