More from the museum
In the morning I headed up to one of the galleries in the Decorative Arts and Design section. This gallery had glass sculptures and the most wonderful light coming from the windows. The building you see outside is the new Bourgie Hall extension to the museum. The upper windows would be where I would sketch from in the afternoon.
From the sixth floor of Bourgie Hall you get a great view of the entrance to the museum, which spans both sides of Sherbrooke street. I overheard a tour guide while sketching – the museum has undergone two expansions since its inception. Despite their different design styles, all three architects used marble from the same quarry as part of their materials to keep a harmony between the buildings.
If you look carefully, in the upper window you can see two other Urban Sketchers, Francine and Charles.