The Foundation



Thursday to Sunday, 1pm to 5 pm

Free entry. No reservation required.


The existence of the Foundation originates with a generous legacy from the artist, intended to promote and perpetuate his creative work, notably by converting his last studio located in former bank premises in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, into an exhibition, conference and documentation centre in which works of art are shown and created, and intended in particular to promote the work of young, emerging artists.

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The Artist and his Work

Guido Molinari was born in 1933 in Montreal, where he studied from time to time between 1948 and 1951 at the École des beaux-arts and at the School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He had his first solo show in 1953, at the L’Échourie restaurant, and three years later, exhibited in the United States for the first time. This self-taught artist quickly became the acknowledged master of abstract painting in Canada.

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Available Prints

The Guido Molinari Foundation is currently preparing the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s prints, a corpus of over one hundred works created between 1965 and 2002.
While awaiting its publication, we present a selection of thirty images; a few copies of each are available through the Foundation.

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Molinari, the Sixties

September 22 – December 17, 2022




Molinari Quartet – Intimate Concerts

November 27, 2022 1 pm and 4 pm




Residency/Exhibition with Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

June 2 – August 21, 2022


R. HOLLAND MURRAY: unpacking / selected works

February 3 – April 3, 2022


Roundtable with David Elliott, David Liss and Gaëtane Verna

Saturday April 2, 2022


School Spring Break: Family Activities

March 3 – March 6, 2022


Nuit Blanche 2022- Drawing Activity

February 26, 2022, from 7 p.m. to midnight


Gaucher, Molinari, Tousignant: on Barnett Newman

September 30 – December 12, 2021


Cultural Days -Family Workshop 

September 25 and 26 2021


Molinari Quartet – Intimate Concerts

September 19 and October 3, 2021


In Black and White

June 25 – September 5, 2021


Molinari Quartet – Intimate Concerts

Summer 2021


Residency / exhibition with  Marie-Claire Blais and Caroline Cloutier

March 11  – May 23, 2021


The Print according to Molinari

November 19 – December 20, 2020


Residency / exhibition with Caroline Cloutier and Marie-Claire Blais

September 24 – November 1, 2020


Lisette Lemieux

September 12 – November 17, 2019


Thomas Bégin
Exercices de facultés naturelles

June 13 – August 11, 2019


Françoise Sullivan

February 28, 2019 – April 21, 2019


Spectres on tour

Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges
Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Pointe-Claire