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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved this museum in Montreal. It encompasses 5 buildings that all connect but passages. You could easily spend a whole day here. The Revolution special exhibit was especially enjoyable. The museum has a wide variety of places and art forms to explore such as...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great exhibit along with love is love, Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Wedding Designs. Beautiful museum with a great permanent collection.

Thank A David H
Reviewed 4 days ago

In Sept 2017 Revolution and Love is Love were worth the extra money to see. The rest of the museum is good but not great.

Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Revolution exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts covers a wide range of interests and perspectives about the US and Canada from the early 60s to early 70s including music, art, fashion, design, politics, liberation movements, FLQ crisis and more. The accompanying 60s soundtracks...More

Thank nextportofcall
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible gallery featuring permanent works of Vernet, Picasso, David, and tonnes of Flemish and dutch masters! It's huge and represents many forms of art including sculpture, antiquities and art de objects! Definitely recommend this museum!

Thank Corey Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed this museum! Revolution was definitely worth seeing. Our only problem was finding parking.

Thank BTBA4
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw an advert for a special show and decided to take it in the last half hour the museum was open, so we rushed... but it was great fun.

Thank friendlygal_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum had a few rooms of Peruvian and Egyptian artifacts but mostly centered on modern art. If that is your thing you will love it. We did get to see the Revolution exhibit which was very good.

Thank markmatcom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Jean Paul Gaultier show which was very cool but the museum needs better signage. Took us several minutes to figure out where the exhibit actually was.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last 43 years, I have been visiting this museum, and over the decades it has grown larger and richer. It has taken over two large buildings to the south and east, tunnelled under Sherbrooke Street, and acquired the street between two of the...More

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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Felicia W
9 August 2017|
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Response from sreiter2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from susan s | Reviewed this property |
Am not sure, but do call the museum. They were very nice and helpful in answering all of our questions.
Emil H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Edneyelias J | Reviewed this property |
Around $15 or $20 Canadian dollars of course depends what and how much you want to see...but it worth it