Opening Night Reception
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
179 Grande Allée Ouest
Québec (Québec) G1R 2H1
SNL invites you to our Opening Night Reception on Thursday, August 16, 6:30 pm at the world-renowned Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. The Museum is located about 1.4 KM away from this year’s meeting venue. Join your colleagues for an elegant evening of food, drinks and stimulating conversation against the backdrop of fine arts and Québec traditional music.
For our student and postdoctoral researchers, this year’s reception will include a structured networking opportunity to develop lateral connections by meeting other students and postdocs. Look for the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Scientist Edition” worksheet at the reception welcome table; all students and postdocs who complete it will receive a free SNL 10th anniversary notebook courtesy of the Québec Bio-Imaging Network.
Located in Québec City, a world heritage site, the Musée’s four pavilions are situated in the heart of the magnificent National Battlefields Park: the Gérad Morisset pavilion (the original museum, 1933), the central pavilion (built in 1991), the Charles Baillairgé pavilion (a prison dating from 1867) and the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, giving the Musée a street-front presence on one of the city’s main arteries, the Grande Allée. Designed by OMA New York in association with Provencher_Roy, this building enabled the Musée to nearly double its floor space and to display its contemporary art, design and Inuit art collections.
The reception will be hosted in the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, located on the marvellous Grande Allée, which is the gateway to the Musée. The building’s architecture is harmoniously tiered with generous exhibition spaces: six exhibition galleries for the display of post-1960 collections, two temporary exhibition galleries and three permanent exhibition galleries (contemporary art, Inuit art and decorative arts and design).
You can walk from the Convention center to the Museum. The distance is 1.4 KM, this should take you about 15 minutes. You can also take a bus to the Museum. The fastest itinerary would be to take bus #11 at the convention center, which will take you right to the Museum. For guests needing extra assistance getting to the event, please contact the SNL Registration Desk.