Where to Get Your Culture Fix This May

A Man of Many Mediums

Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers is a jack-of-all-trades. The poet, photographer, filmmaker, painter, and sculptor’s work will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art in an exhibition that reflects on his influential role within the art world during the ’60s and ’70s.

Marcel Broodthaers runs until May 15, 2016 at the MoMA in New York.

Clockwise from top: Marcel Broodthaers, Véritablement (Truly), 1968, / Armoire blanche et table blanche, 1992, © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society. (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

A Portrait of America

In partnership with the annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario is showcasing a comprehensive collection of photography and film spanning the 1950s to the ’80s—a time when artists using these less traditional media were considered “outsiders.” The featured artists utilized the mediums to document the drastically changing world around them, capturing images of musicians, biker gangs, and cross-dressers.

Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s runs until May 29, 2016 at the AGO in Toronto.

Unknown photographer, Casa Susanna, 1960’s.

The Ingenious Gentleman

The Ballet Nacional de Cuba’s stage rendition of the 17thcentury Spanish classic Don Quixote—which tells the tale of a man who sets out to restore chivalry and romance—is touring across Canada this spring, hosted by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

Don Quixote runs May 4–7, 2016 at Salle Wilfrid- Pelletier in Montréal.

Photos by Nancy Reyes.

The “What If?”

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to simply get up and leave your job with no other plan than to see what happens? In Lisa Owen’s new novel, her quirky—and brave—heroine does just this. Warning: this endearing, thoughtful and humorous tale is sure to elicit a chuckle.

Not Working by Lisa Owens (Doubleday Canada) is available May 3, 2016. 

Mother Like Daughter

Just in time for Mother’s Day, director Paul Duddridge’s new film braids together tales of motherhood. The moving, must-see story stars Susan Sarandon and Christina Ricci, and is sure to be a hit.

Mothers and Daughters premieres May 6, 2016.