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Address: 451 & 465, Saint-Jean Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2R5, Canada
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+1 514-849-3742
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is an historic building in the...

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is an historic building in the heart of Old Montreal. A privately endowed foundation, DHC/ART is a permanent location for exciting and relevant temporary visual arts exhibitions and projects.

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Bjork Digital - Terrific exhibit!

Saw the Bjork Digital exhibit and was very impressed. Virtual Reality pieces and cinema in good spaces. Well trained and helpful staff.

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Ron G
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Saw the Bjork Digital exhibit and was very impressed. Virtual Reality pieces and cinema in good spaces. Well trained and helpful staff.

2 Thank Ron G
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a hidden gem if you appreciate contemporary art. DHC Art has a building with 4 floors plus an annex for exhibition space in Old Montreal. They had experiential art and videos by artist Joan Jonas when we visited. Her art took over all the exhibition space. This was the kind of art you could walk through or sit... More 

3 Thank Leslie B
Miami, Florida
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377 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went on a Sunday after Sunday mass at Notre Dame (which I also advised to attend) . The art gallery is divided in 2 buildings, one has 4 floors and the other 6 rooms and a basement. I went to see the Jonas installation, it was weird but also interesting , but what I inked the most was the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

If you like Art Galleries then don't miss this small & interesting gallery. It's located in Saint -Jean Street in Old Montreal. It's housed in a lovely historical building mostly exhibiting modern contemporary artworks.

2 Thank Ellemay
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Small Gallery style Museum setting. Absolutely beautiful. Great way to spend time in Old Port. They have a real vision.

3 Thank Rachel P
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

WOW - a kind of free museum combo gallery which offer art but doesn't sell it...only a private foundation could do this and the result is serious fun and wonderful. Truly awesome - an eyeopener. We did the Brazil show and had the tour... very fine work, moving, captivating, very well presented. The guides want us to experience and interact.... More 

1 Thank Fred B
Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We visited DHC/ART during the Yinka Shonibare display, "Pieces de Resistance." We loved the entire display with its vivid colors and imagery. The museum space is very beautiful and spacious so each theme was given its own area. We enjoyed the opportunity to focus on one piece at a time. It's remarkable that the museum is free; it is well... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small gallery with contemporary art in Old Montreal. A little bit off the beaten track but worth a quick drop in to check out something new.

2 Thank Caesar555-12
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Small but cool museum! Great modern art that will keep you busy for an hour or two. There are video and other insulations on several floors.

Thank dbeals
Falmouth, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I'm not sure this venue should be listed under shopping. It should be under attractions. Viewing the art show highlighting the work of the Chapman brothers from the UK was one of the best experiences we had on our trip to Montreal.

Thank Mikeb1Falmouth_MA

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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