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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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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is on our itinerary whenever we visit Montreal, which at present is every Christmas week, hopefully to include the Grand Prix in July with my son-in-law, and then in future, possibly daily when my wife and I retire...More

Thank jeeppage43
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Some of the other reviews on here made me wonder if this was going to be worthwhile, but as it was a short walk from my hotel, and in -10° weather, a short walk is best, I decided to check it out. Glad I did....More

2  Thank Evan F
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lovely exhibit showcasing paintings, artefacts, sculptures and movies depicting the evolution of the far west and how North America as we know it today. At a crossroad between history, anthropology and the arts this exhibit is worth 2 hours of your time. My 13 year...More

Thank Izzy L
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Each time, I have visited the museum, i have truly enjoyed each display. One in particular at the museum was showcasing Peru and I honestly enjoyed the displays along with the enthusiasm of the guides.

Thank Emi S
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking a tour of "our own" museum. For the most part, each time we have visited there, it was to see a particular exhibit. This time was different! We were given a tour by a very experienced...More

1  Thank cavendale
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Recently went to the same museum in Quebec City and were greatly disappointed since they only had modern and contemporary art right now since one of the wings was being renovated. However, this museum was MUCH better! The museum is made up of FIVE buildings...More

Thank trvlbug99
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The museum has an enormous permanent collection that spans a wide range of art genres and mediums. The temporary exhibit on the western US and Canada was fascinating. The museum is centrally located and surrounded by shopping and restaurants. There are few children's exhibits, but...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Musee des Beaux-Arts was a pleasant surprise. Along with world-class exhibits of art from all periods, there is much to learn about Canada's art heritage here, too.

Thank Joel R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Excellent FREE permanent exhibit. Something for everyone. Wide range of artists and art, from impressionism to victorian and much more. Matisse, Rodin and many new discoveries. The museum is manageable. We covered four floors of the permanent exhibit in about 2.5 hours. We wrapped the...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

An exceptional collection in this museum that had us enthralled for several hours. We could have spent all day here. Wonderful Wild West temporary exhibit and a fabulous collection of European art as well as local art. The section of design also great. One of...More

Thank Erin L
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22 November 2017|
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Response from Adam M |
It is not.
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Response from Jeffrey R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafe.
8 August 2017|
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Response from sreiter2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.