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

Opens in 22 min: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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The MMFA is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors. The MMFA's original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film...more
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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree with Helbax's review below - it was worth going to this art gallery for the Picasso/African exhibition, particularly the contemporary response to that work. I didn't leave myself nearly enough time to explore all the different aspects of the museum. I suspect that...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent a good 3 days in Montreal as part of our fly-drive holiday in Quebec province, & seen & done many lovely things, we had our last day to fill before our 10pm flight home to the UK. It was raining. I am not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. Current exhibit of African art and Picasso was breathtaking. Successfully compared influence of African art on Picasso. Looking out window to see picture of Leonard Cohen covering a nearby building was icing on the cake! Don't miss this exhibit.

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our only reason to come to Montreal was to see the Picasso show at this museum. Already saw it in KCMO but the curators at this museum added contemporary work and made it an incredible show. We also really enjoyed the Inuit show in one...More

1  Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A big and varied attraction that I enjoyed a lot. Some other reviewers didn't like the current Picasso exhibition: I did, but my companion (who teaches art) didn't. You can't please everybody. Spent quite a while rambling about, and stayed in the museum for lunch....More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The Musee des Beaux Arts is a lovely place to be! Well-kept, laid out in a sensible fashion, and intriguing. Allow at least two to three hours to successfully navigate the various exhibits. Plan to have lunch at the cafe which is reasonably priced and...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I know others have talked about the Picasso exhibit, and that’s what we went for. To begin with, it isn’t so much about Picasso as about the influence of African art on Picasso in the period of colonialization and de-colonialization of Africa. That is an...More

Thank David R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I have seen several Picasso displays, including the Barcelona museum, but this one really struck me. It compares, side by side, his works and the African art that inspired him. This helps elevate the importance of African art and explains Picasso's importance in educating Europe...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

OK, it's not the NY Met or the Louvre. But it is full of amazing pieces: two Rembrandts, a Breughel (maybe two) and a host of other famous creations and many gorgeous and interesting less known ones, from around the world and especially Canada, including...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

It was a very interesting display. I learnt a lot about life in the time of Napoleon. There was a display of his utensils and dishes. There were also period displays of dental and surgical tools.

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Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
No, it closed in June 2017. You might see some pieces in Ottawa.
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It is not.
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Response from Jeffrey R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafe.