Melvin Charney 1935–2012

Exhibition, Hall cases, 24 October 2012 to 14 April 2013

The artist and theorist Melvin Charney, who died earlier this year, made significant contributions to the CCA and the city of Montreal as a whole. Throughout a long and varied career, Charney championed the public role of the architect in the wider built environment, enforcing the idea that the street is the primary resource of the city. The CCA is celebrating Charney’s life by presenting Les Maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, a work that exemplifies his approach. The project was Charney’s personal contribution to an art event to celebrate the city during the Olympic Games held in Montreal in 1976.

Curated by Martien de Vletter and Louise Désy, CCA.


Sign up to get news from us

Email address
First name
Last name
By signing up you agree to receive our newsletter and communications about CCA activities. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, consult our privacy policy or contact us.

Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.

We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.

You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.

Folder ()

Your folder is empty.

Please complete this form to make a request for consultation. A copy of this list will also be forwarded to you.

Your contact information
First name:
Last name:
Phone number:
Notes (optional):
We will contact you to set up an appointment. Please keep in mind that your consultation date will be based on the type of material you wish to study. To prepare your visit, we'll need:
  • — At least one week for primary sources (prints and drawings, photographs, archival documents, etc.)
  • — At least twenty-four hours for secondary sources (books, periodicals, vertical files, etc.)