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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
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

Even if the featured exhibit is not to your taste (let's say all of a certain painter) the permanent collection is well worth seeing. And the boutique usually has very nice items at affordable prices

Thank Vera M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very ingenious exhibit Very inspiring Not too crowded A little expensive for such a small exhibit but maybe worth it if you go early in the day and look around at the other exhibits

Thank HighclereC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is, indeed, one of the prominent museums in the world! It was not enough time in one day to visit all 4 buildings of this museum to admire the unique collection of paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art. We were lucky...More

Thank Natalja M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Museum to see the Chagall Exhibit. Incredible collection of paintings, stained glass and costumes created by Chagall with background sounds of wonderful Klezmer and Opera Music. A feast for the senses!!!

Thank susan s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum with two adults, one teenage and three children ages 5-10, July 21st. There were three buildings connected underground. We spent 3 hours trying to view as much as possible. The children asked many questions about the pieces and it was a...More

Thank Kian J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and and I recently checked out the Revolution exhibit at the museum with a friend visiting from out of town. The exhibit is based on the music and counter culture the occured from The mid 60's to 1970. It was very informative and...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent museum, spread between several buildings (though they are connected via underground tunnels). This was the perfect activity for a dreary afternoon, and we could have spent several hours there. The current exhibits (Revolution and Jean-Paul Gauthier) are both outstanding!

Thank Timandfrank
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During this months there are two temporary exhibits; the Jean Paul Gaultier wedding dress exhibit witch is just ok ( pretty small) and the Revolution exhibit witch is great. The revolution is all about the 60's and 70's so for anyone that live it is...More

Thank Juan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent two hours going through all the galleries and all 4 buildings. Left with tired feet, but thoroughly enjoyed myself. A special shout out to their decorative arts collection (i.e., those things that aren't paintings and sculpture). $20 adult admission is worth every dime. A...More

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nestled on both sides of Sherbrooke street , this. Museum is worth a visit. A world class selection of various types of art it is a marvel. The outdoor sculptures are superb. One of the top five museums in Canada

Thank Hans B
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from Daniel123_13 | Reviewed this property |
yes but I never noticed if they were electric
Emil H
20 July 2017|
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Response from 5000traveller | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. It depends which collections u want to see. They have one evening a week that is half price entry.
Emil H
20 July 2017|
Response from AMsays | Reviewed this property |
Emil, I answered this in my review. It is $ 15 per adult person.