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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 AM - 5:00 PM
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 was there last summer to visit the Revolution exhibition, wow, this brought me back when I was a teenager. Love it so much, it was awesome

Thank Canadian_Gidget
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great museum. It had a number of classics (Monet, Picasso, Renoir) as well as some more modern art. I loved the modern art. They also had a lot of areas for children's art. You would need to check the schedule, but I...More

Thank Colleen P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A retrospective tribute to Canada’s iconic Leonard Cohen, the exhibit features the work of over 40 other artists. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours exploring and experiencing these superbly crafted performance art installations. The exhibit runs until April 9, 2018.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exhibition on the West and the Western art etc; was on and we went. Free for us as members and we spent just under two hours at the show. Well laid out, easy to see and read the text and the various pictures, sculptures and...More

Thank DaveLon
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a complex of buildings with underground passageways so you can easily reach any exhibit. We didn't have time to see it all so enjoyed the art in two of the buildings...one on Inuit and Canadian Art and the other on Decorative Arts...More

Thank barbara361
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is amazing! The art seems to never end! Actually... does it end? It seems to me that you have to plan a whole day here... maybe more! The exhibits are great and worth it for sure but I feel it is almost too...More

Thank DL7195
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the largest museum you'll see, but it certainly has a nice collection with a few interesting exhibits. Once was probably enough for me. When I visited, several of the permanent exhibits were not open. A disappointment, to be sure, and my review might be...More

Thank Eldrlawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, even though I was limited in my visit: two buildings we're closed. Still the parts of the permanent collection that I did see we're lovely.

Thank CarlaDMitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see every new exhibit as well as the permanent displays. Something for every age group. Guided tours available in both languages(Eng & Fr). Art classes & projects for all ages. Sit down dining & casual eating cafeteria style. Indoor & outdoor exhibits. Location in...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit of the Montreal Fine Arts Museum is a must. The quality of its exhibitions will satisfy, surprise and amaze the most demanding visitors. Its permanent exhibitions are not to be missed. The beauty and diversity of its architecture is unique and its location...More

Thank Nicole A
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Felicia W
8 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