C’était possible, j’étais l’adolescence / Postponed

50th anniversary of Cégep de Saint-Jérôme


To mark the 50th anniversary of Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, we are organising an exhibition on the theme of adolescence. It is well-known, although it often still needs defending, that the foundation of the Cégep system in 1967 was driven by a humanist project to create an accessible and common education network that would include both vocational training and pre-university courses.

For more than fifty years, regular attempts to reform the original project’s primary vision have failed to diminish the unique social project our college-level teaching institutions have become.

Within these institutions’ walls stirs a bright and youthful part of our collective future. Joyful and anxious, candid and demanding, silent and loud, adolescence is a time when the field of possibilities begins to open, and when being lost and confused is all part of “becoming oneself,” in tandem with those around you.

On an intimate level, these adolescents seek to learn and to become their own person, while within society they try to understand and transform the world of their predecessors, who inevitably try to convince them that there is no other way to live. But over the past decade we have seen the rise of the next revolution, one that is youthful and vigorously engaged in its own personal, social, and ecological struggles. This revolution has launched the recent waves of protests, it is committed to recognizing LGBTQ rights, it has rallied for access to education, it has assembled millions of people around environmental issues, and so much more.

C'était possible, j'étais l'adolescence hopes to evoke a luminous and dark, docile and radical image of engaged and transgressive adolescent lives through artworks or artifacts made by today’s youth who have something to say about one of life’s great tipping points.

June 2022
August 2022

Tuesday to Saturday : 12 to 5 PM

Sunday: 12 to 4 PM


Pay what you wish


101 place du Curé-Labelle, Saint-Jérôme, QC, J7Z 1X6


May we suggest


Stanley Février : Les vies possibles / Menm vye tintin

Stanley Février

November 7, 2021 to February 13, 2022

[This content is unavailable in English for the moment.] Le MAC LAU présente Les Vies possibles | Menm vye tintin, un projet d’exposition en deux volets qui se déploie chez nous ainsi qu’au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec). Stanley Février est le 4e lauréat du Prix MNBAQ en art actuel, en collaboration avec RBC.

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Emporia & the PATCH

February 27 to April 21, 2022

[This content is unavailable in English for the moment.] À l’automne 2020, dans le contexte du confinement lié à la pandémie de la Covid-19, le MAC LAU a mis sur pied un projet en collaboration avec le Cégep du Vieux-Montréal et cinq artistes québécois.es : Sophie Latouche, Kim Kielhofner, Stanley Février, Philippe Hamelin et Bonnie Baxter. Pour la présente exposition, le MAC LAU a décidé d’installer dans sa salle d’exposition les productions réalisées par les artistes.

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Quand la collection prédit l'avenir / Permanent exhibition

Exhibition of the collection


While the title may seem anachronistic, it evokes the idea of taking charge of our institution’s future in regards to the history of our transformation, so that our future decisions may emulate this history.

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