This fall: Three exhibitions and three rock-based itineraries to discover Montréal



    MONTREAL, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - To officially kick off the 2008 fall
season, Tourisme Montréal is offering visitors the chance to maximize Montréal
experience with three exciting new exhibitions that explore the influence of
rock music on art. Visitors will also have access to podcasts and rock-themed
itineraries to make the most of these exhibitions and their stay in Montréal.
    "This fall, Montréal will be rocked by rock music! And what better city
than Montréal, renowned worldwide for its vibrant cultural scene, to feature
exhibitions that explore the union between pop rock and art?" underscored
Charles Lapointe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal.
"This is the very first time that three concurrent exhibitions have been
designed around the same theme, so we came up with three tailor-made
itineraries to help visitors maximize their Montréal experience."

    Montréal: The Art of Rock

    For the first time in the historiography of the works of Andy Warhol
(1928-1987), the Warhol Live exhibition and event will be presented from
September 25 to January 18 at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
(www.mmfa.qc.ca). This unique presentation will explore the fundamental and
ever-present role of music and dance in the work and life of the artist.

    From October 9 to January 11, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
(www.macm.org) will be presenting the electrifying Sympathy for the Devil: Art
and Rock and Roll since 1967. The exhibition will examine the history of the
relationship between avant-garde art and rock music over the past 40 years.

    At the Foundation for Contemporary Art (www.dhc-art.org), the exhibition
REPLAY, by Christian Marclay, will be presented from November 30 to March 29.
This North American premiere will explore the fusion of fine art and audio
cultures, transforming sound and music into visible, physical form through
performance, collage, sculpture installation, photography and video.

    The theme-based itineraries will feature dining and shopping suggestions
as well as attractions of interest, and will be available in the form of
podcasts or printable programs which visitors can download from Tourisme
Montréal's Web site at www.tourisme-montréal.org. As of early October,
visitors can start discovering the many faces of Montréal: in its soft rock,
hard rock or pop art forms!
    Other activities and events are planned to round out the fall and winter
line-up. For more information, visitors are invited to log on to
www.tourisme-montreal.org.

    The Sweet Deal Package: no better way to book a stay in Montréal!

    Three exhibitions, three fun-filled days and a Sweet Deal Package
designed to maximize visitor experience. When travellers book a stay in
Montréal under the fall and winter Sweet Deal Package, they are entitled to
half off the regular price of their second night at participating hotels.
First night rates start at $127 for a three-star hotel, $145 for a four-star
hotel and $189 for a five-star hotel. Visitors who book a Sweet Deal Package
at one of the 25 participating hotels will receive a gift valued at $20 upon
arrival at their hotel, courtesy of Tourisme Montréal and Fruits & Passion.
Some hotels will also be offering breakfast or room upgrades in addition to
the gift. The list of participating hotels and applicable rates is regularly
updated on the Sweet Deal Web site at www.sweetdealmontreal.com

    Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for
developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing
conditions of the market.




For further information:

For further information: To schedule an interview with a Tourisme
Montréal spokesperson, kindly contact: Véronique Gabrysz, Allard Hervieu
Communication, (514) 499-3030, extension 773, vg@ahcom.ca;
www.tourisme-montreal.org


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