Timeline

1948

The Automatistes publish their manifesto, titled Refus Global [Total refusal].

The “anti-Automatiste” group Prisme d’yeux [Prism of eyes], founded by Alfred Pellan, publishes a manifesto of the same name (Louis Archambault, Léon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Jacques de Tonnancour, Albert Dumouchel, Gabriel Filion, Pierre Garneau, Arthur Gladu, Lucien Morin, Mimi Parent, Jeanne Rhéaume, Goodridge Roberts, Roland Truchon, Gordon Webber).

The Art Association of Montreal (founded in 1860) changes its name to Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1960, the name became officially bilingual (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal).