The museum team invites you to enjoy your Summer 2021
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In Upper Egypt, in the city of Akhmîm, there is a group of women who produce in embroidery exceptional naive artworks. Coming from underprivileged backgrounds, they are self-taught and give free rein to their creativity, pursuing both a thousand-year-old local tradition and a contemporary social initiative. Through their works, they offer us the opportunity to discover their world, their activities, their culture with its riches and their remarkable corner of the planet. For all these reasons, it is with great pleasure that the MIANM welcomes them to Magog this summer. Work at the Center by Mariam Azmi, c. 1985
Comprising more than 35 embroideries of various sizes, this exhibition was made possible through a collaboration with Les Amis d'Akhmîm of Canada, an association that supports the efforts of the Arts and Craft Community Center of Akhmim in Upper Egypt and the cause of the women who frequent it and have developed there their talents there over the past 60 or so years.
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Also available online !
A Second Year of Coronavirus, where I live
For a second year in a row, as the pandemic remains a global threat, the Museum has invited naive artists to provide insight on the situation that prevails in their part of the world. Some speak of solidarity and adaptation, other of the losses suffered, while still others talk of vaccines and dreams of better days. Once again, we let their works tell us more. Stay on this site and browse through the virtual exhibition below.
To see the works included in the previous year’s virtual exhibition, click Here
Friends of Naive Art, you have landed at the right place. Whether a professional artist, a Sunday painter, a collector, a gallery operator, a researcher, an educator, a student or passerby, there is something new to stir your curiosity. A wind of another kind is blowing from the paintings of our featured artists. You will be hard pressed to discover how everyday life can become a philosophical quest.
Around 850 art works, more than 300 artists, 34 countries, 5 continents! Is there some serious thinking in this naive form of expression? Playfulness can rightly be expected, but subtle questioning of an era or society? Are there strange relationships to your own concerns and whereabouts? Dreams, empathy, desire to better the world and this strong urge to travel into foreign lands and minds are all there, ready to challenge you, as seen in this animation showcasing the permanent Exhibition or our permanent collection .
Come visit us!
While you can have a lot of fun exploring and personalizing the virtual Collection on this web site, to decipher the unusual and connect it with your personal mindscape, you must come face to face with our astonishing array of visual experiments at the Museum itself.
Meet the artists on Facebook!
Visit (+ LIKE!) our dynamic Facebook page to chat with friends, artists, Gallery operators, amateurs and promoters of naive art. 3000+ LIKEs! Works by artists from all over the world, from our collection or suggested discoveries, comments published and discussed. Not-to-be-missed special events are also announced. A friendly virtual Gallery where each one can speak her mind in her own language.