Craving for Design review

Like every other Montreal resident I know, I had never heard of the Stewart Museum. But as both a lover of small museums and an avid at-home chef, I was quite excited to see the widely posted ads for their temporary exhibition, “Craving for Design: Kitchen Design from the 18th Century to Tomorrow.” And indeed the museum has all the makings of a hidden gem: located in a 19th-century British fort constructed on Île Ste- Hélène (now just south of the Jacques Cartier bridge), the museum reopened about a year ago, following a two-year, $4.5 million-dollar renovation. The display space itself is quite small, housing an exhibition of its permanent collection materials in one two-floor wing, and the temporary exhibit in the other.