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Pushing Paper in Quebec

MONTREAL — Entry was free but the carpet still red, a rain-sodden lilt up entrance stairs. And under drab skies the people came. Here, tonguing the periphery of Montreal’s infamous red light district, was Papier14, the works-on-paper fair’s seventh annual iteration.

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Treading the Paths of History, with Art as a Guide

Art can have a unique place in interpretive history experiences by embodying the history of a place with an impactful visual, and making that visual part of the narrative. But it’s hard to do well without being overly intrusive or just clashing with the surrounding setting. Here are four examples of approaches to historic trails told through art.

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The Art of Paper in Montreal

MONTREAL — While the big glitzy art fairs in New York, London, and Miami often grab the headlines for the sheer volume of ostentatious art, celebrity-friendly promotions, and over-the-top displays, many people overlook the range of excellent small fairs that appeal to discerning collectors in different demographics. One such fair, now celebrating its sixth year, is Papier13 in Montreal, which opens today and features 42 galleries from across Canada. A compact fair devoted to works on paper (papier means “paper” in French) is a sophisticated and comfortable art-browsing experience dropped on an empty lot across from the city’s contemporary art museum and other attractions.