Hatch named the new official presenter of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art's Young Philanthropists’ Circle

February 6, 2020

Hatch is proud to announce a promising new partnership between science and art as we become the official presenter of the The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) Foundation's Young Philanthropists’ Circle (YPC). Through this partnership, Hatch affirms its commitment to the YPC’s mission, which brings together nearly 500 young patrons who are passionate about culture and philanthropy.

We believe that art and engineering are closely linked. Great minds of the Renaissance, like Filippo Brunelleschi and Leonardo da Vinci, were artists, architects, engineers, mathematicians, inventors and writers. At Hatch, we try to recreate the diversity of thought that was common to Renaissance engineers, because we believe that it will help us solve the world’s toughest challenges and create the most innovative solutions on behalf of our clients. Through this partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and its young philanthropists, we’ll create positive change to move our society forward,” said Stéphane Raymond, general manager of Hatch’s Montreal office.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation is delighted by this new partnership with the engineering community, and more specifically with Hatch’s exceptional team, to whom we offer our sincere thanks. Guided by our shared values of celebrating diversity, education, succession support, excellence, innovation and creativity, our organizations are committed to working actively within the community and believe in building a better world, one action at a time,” said Jo-Anne Duchesne, chief operating officer, MMFA Foundation.

The Youth Philanthropists’ Circle: succession makes a difference

Hatch named the new official presenter of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art's Young Philanthropists’ CircleChallenging the myth that only older people can be patrons, the members of the Youth Philanthropists’ Circle are professionals under the age of 40 who crave culture and want to make a difference to the MMFA. Their activities provide the Museum with valuable support, generating annual net profits of $150,000 that help present exhibitions and acquire works of contemporary art. Since 2012, the YPC has sponsored over 20 exhibitions and contributed to the acquisition of eight contemporary works.

Membership in the Circle gives these young professionals access not only to the Museum’s exhibitions, but also to exclusive events that let them expand their business networks and benefit from the knowledge of the Museum’s experts. YPC members are invited to the famous Unplugged evenings, which offer a festive conclusion to the Museum’s major exhibitions, as well as Art Series events, which delve into the secrets of the Museum’s collections and the art community. Other benefits include an exclusive invitation to the Museum’s After Ball evening and the Papier art fair.

About the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

With more than a million visitors every year, the MMFA is one of the most popular museums in Canada and North America. The Museum’s temporary exhibitions and original set designs interweave different artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, cinema, fashion and design) and are exported around the world, while its rich encyclopedic collection, showcased in the Museum’s five pavilions, includes international art, the Arts of One World, contemporary art, decorative arts and design, as well as Quebec and Canadian art. The Museum has grown exceptionally over the past few years with the inauguration of two new pavilions (the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion in 2011 and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace in 2016) and a new wing (the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World in 2019). The MBAM complex features a 462-seat concert hall, Bourgie Hall, as well as an auditorium and cinema. The MMFA is one of Canada’s largest international publishers of English and French art books. The Museum is also home to the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, which develops innovative education, wellness and art therapy projects. https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/

About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know our clients’ businesses and understand that their challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly by developing smarter, more effective and more innovative solutions. We draw on the experience of 9,000 employees working in more than 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our staff and the communities in which we operate.

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