From 1979 to 1985, Pierre Théberge was Chief Curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1985-1986, he founded and became president of Arthéme PGT Inc., a company specialized in the organization of exhibitions.
Pierre Théberge has organized several major exhibitions in Canada and abroad, written numerous catalogues, and published many articles in journals and exhibition catalogues in Canada and abroad.
Since 1986, Pierre Théberge and his team have made the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts increasingly accessible to a large number of visitors through dynamic programming, innovative educational and cultural activities and outstanding acquisitions for the permanent collection.
Between 1986 and 1991, Mr. Théberge and the Museum's Board oversaw the planning and construction of a new 220,000-square-foot pavilion designed by architect Moshe Safdie, and launched a major fund-raising campaign, drawing $27.5 million in private sector contributions and $33 million each from the federal and provincial governments.
In 1991, the opening of the new Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion more than doubled the space for the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, as well as the Museum's professional technical services.
Since 1980, Pierre Théberge has been directly responsible for the organization of the Montreal Museum's major special exhibitions, which attracted a record six million visitors between 1980 and 1994, including visitors to the Museum's other exhibitions and activities.
Pierre Théberge has also extensively travelled professionally maintaining contacts with museum colleagues and collectors in Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan.
Pierre Théberge is fluent in French and English.
1981 Greg Curnoe A retrospective exhibition prepared for the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1982 The Art of Animated Films with Louise Beaudet
1984 William Bouguereau with Louise d'Argencourt
1985 Pablo Picasso: Meeting in Montreal with Louise d'Argencourt
1986 Miró in Montreal
1987 Leonardo da Vinci, Engineer and Architect with Paolo Galluzzi and Jean Guillaume
1988 Paul-Émile Borduas with Francois-Marc Gagnon
1988 Marc Chagall with Louise d'Argencourt
1989 The Russian and Soviet Avant-garde: Works from the Collection of George Costakis
1989 The Tokugawa Collection: The Japan of the Shoguns
1990 Salvador Dalí with Louise d'Argencourt
1991 Pierre Cardin: past present future
1991 The 1920s: Age of the Metropolis with Jean Clair
1991 Jean-Paul Riopelle with Jean-Louis Prat
1991 The Architecture of Edward and W. S. Maxwell with Rosalind Pepall
1992 Snoopy the Masterpiece
1992 Masterpieces from the Guggenheim with Thomas Krens and Lisa Dennison
1992 The Genius of the Sculptor in Michelangelo's Work with Pietro C. Marani
1992 Pop Art with Marco Livingstone
1993 The Body on the Cross with Jean Clair
1993 Century of Splendour: Seventeenth-century French Painting in French Public Collections with Michel Hilaire, Patrick Ramade and Didier Prioul
1993 Field by Antony Gormley
1994 Duane Hanson with Marco Livingstone
1994 Roy Lichtenstein with Diane Waldman
1994 Tamara de Lempicka with the collaboration of the Centro Culturale Alessandra Borghese
1994 Alex Colville: Paintings, Prints and Processes, 1983-1994 with Philip Fry and Mayo Graham
1995 Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven
1995 Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe with Jean Clair and Guy Cogeval
1996 René Magritte with Didier Ottinger
1997 Paul Delvaux with the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
1998 Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective with Marco Livingstone
1998 Pierre Bonnard with Guy Cogeval
1968 International Programme:
In collaboration with Jean-René Ostiguy, Dennis Reid and Brydon Smith, Canada Art D'Aujourd'hui. Texts by Pierre Théberge on David Bolduc, Charles Gagnon, Yves Gaucher, Guido Molinari, Henri Saxe and Claude Tousignant. Exhibited in Paris, Rome, Lausanne and Brussels.
1970 National Programme:
The Mr. and Mrs. Jules Loeb Collection with presentation in Ottawa
1973 National Programme:
Boucherville - Montreal - Toronto - London with the collaboration of Brydon Smith
Ottawa Programme, 1976 National Programme:
Guido Molinari Retrospective exhibition
1976 International Programme:
Canada: Greg Curnoe; 37th International Biennial Exhibition of Art, Venice The exhibition was then presented at Canada House, London, with an addendum entitled Recent Paintings by Greg Curnoe.
1978 International Programme:
Canada: Ron Martin, Henry Saxe; 38th International Biennial Exhibition of Art, Venice
Michael Snow (works from 1967 to 1978) An exhibition presented at the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, from December 13, 1978, to January 31, 1979. It was subsequently shown in Lucerne, Rotterdam, Bonn, Munich, Montreal and Vancouver.
Pierre Théberge was born in 1942 in the county of Kamouraska, Quebec.