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January 28, 2013

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.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2013 6:50 pm

    I love these – so beautiful! ^)

  2. January 29, 2013 7:41 am

    These are just great Jen. I love the Jim Dine hearts that draw the eye right down to the entrance.

  3. January 29, 2013 6:45 pm

    Thanks Julia and Shari!

  4. Raynald Murphy permalink
    February 4, 2013 12:53 pm

    The facade makes for an interesting design. I like the way you rendered it in muted greys and blues with just the two red hearts as accents. Also, it was a good idea to just suggest the forground roof line with a single line.

    • February 5, 2013 6:53 pm

      Thanks Raynald! Although, I feel I can only take partial credit – the museum did part of the work 😉

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