May 23, 2014 5:34 pm
Updated: November 27, 2016 6:50 pm

Visit museums free of charge this Sunday


MONTREAL – Sunday is Montreal Museums Day. Thirty-four local museums are participating in the 28th edition of the city-wide version of an open house.

For the first time ever,  the studio of master stained glass artist Guido Nincheri will be open to the public.

Nincheri’s grandson, retired Selwyn House teacher Roger Nincheri, has been working with Paul Labonne to document his grandfather’s work.

He has photographed the churches where his stained glass is displayed and researched the origins of the designs.

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“We have an incredible artistic legacy in our churches here in Montreal,” said Nincheri, pointing out that it is much more than religion, it’s “where we come from.”

It’s Quebec’s oldest stained glass studio – located on Pie-IX boulevard – and it was recently acquired by the Chateau Dufresne Museum.

The museum will soon be called the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum.

Visitors will learn how the two are connected.

To get between the two locations of the museum, visitors can take the free shuttle buses provide by the STM, or travel on a Vélopousse tourist bicycle pedalled by a friendly guide.

WATCH: Roger Nincheri talks about his grandfather, Guido Nincheri

Another first this year is the participation of the Phi Centre, a cutting edge creative centre.

Several other participating museums are celebrating anniversaries this year.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture turns 25 this year, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre is 35, and the Musée d’art contemporain located at the Quartier des Spectacles is 50.

For details on all the options, visit the Board of Montréal Museum Directors’ website.

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