As part of the exhibition Presence of the past

Saturday, May 11 | 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Station no 8 – Vaisseaux en argile/Clay vessels © Kyra Revenko

Guided tour of Our Ways: Peel Trail

Free activity | Space is limited, reservation required

On the occasion of the exhibition Presence of the Past, presented as part of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), the Museum invites you to discover the artwork Our Ways: Peel Trail, in the presence of Kanien’kehá:ka artist MC Snow and non-Indigenous artist Kyra Revenko.

In 2023, at the end of a collaboration that spanned more than 6 years, the two artists unveiled the first dyads of bronze spheres that tell the story of the encounter and cohabitation of the Iroquoian and European nations on the island of Montreal. The spheres are arranged in dialogue along Peel Street, in groups of two at eleven stations.

The trail was designed following archaeological digs carried out there from 2016 to 2019, revealing the presence of an Iroquoian village before the arrival of the first European explorers.


  • Guided tour on Saturday May 11, 2024 
  • Free activity, Space limited, reservation required  
    • English tour available at 1:30 p.m.
    • French tour available at 10:30 a.m.    
  • Length:  1h30
  • Departure point: 690 Sherbrooke Street West, in front of the Museum  


MC Snow

MC Snow is a multidisciplinary Kanien’kehà:ka artist living in Kahnawá:ke. MC is a graduate of the University of Ottawa fine arts department (BFA). He has been working and exhibiting in Canada and the United States since the 1990s. His mostly sculptural work combines traditional materials and techniques. While reflecting contemporary concerns, his work contributes to preserving traditional artistic value and defending Kanien’kehà:ka cultural identity.  

In 2021, MC curated the exhibition Ka’shatsténhsera presented at the Contemporary Native Art Biennial. In 2023, he took part in the Biennale Internationnele Métiers d’Arts et Création in Paris, showcasing Indigenous artists and creators from Quebec. His many ongoing projects include designing street furniture by producing 10 bronze spheres for the City of Montreal’s Rue Peel project, which will officially launch in spring 2024. 

Kyra Revenko

Born in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal to an immigrant family of artists, Kyra Revenko is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Drawing on her film photography practice, which revolves around the themes of archive, materiality, text and image, her interdisciplinary work explores the intimate relationships between memory, language, territory and identity.

She has exhibited her work in group shows in Canada and Albania. In the early 2000s, she joined the Montreal artist-photographer collective Fovea and completed a residency at Atelier de l’île. For the past fifteen years, she has been involved in projects related to urban space, notably in collaboration with the Franco-Canadian photographer Frederik Froument, the urban design studio Civiliti, the Maison de l’architecture du Québec and the City of Montreal.

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