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Friends Divided

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By Heather Graham

Screen shot 2011-07-13 at 11.05.31 PM.pngImage source: Flickr.




It was a Tuesday afternoon; Luke had recently arrived in Montreal. We were discussing the schedule for the day, interested in visiting one of Montreal's art museums. The Musée d'Art Contemporain (MACM) or the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (MBAM); where is art going, or where has it been? A question for the ages! What began as a simple day of leisure became a conflict amongst friends: of values, preferences, and the inherent meaning of the purpose of art. The conventional division of exhibiting Contemporary Art separate from Canonical Art is a division that alters the aspects by which art is interpreted.





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