Musee D'Art Contemporain De Montreal

Musee D'Art Contemporain De Montreal

Musee D'Art Contemporain De Montreal
3.5
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is located in Galerie PVM, at the corner of Mansfield and Cathcart, on the northwest corner of Place Ville Marie. The main entrance to the Museum is in Galerie PVM. Access is via the Mansfield Street entrance.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Bonaventure • 5 min walk
  • McGill • 6 min walk
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3.5
387 reviews
Excellent
135
Very good
114
Average
75
Poor
32
Terrible
31

aetmauro
21 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Only 1 recent review on TripAdvisor that I didn't see until I checked once we got inside. As interesting as the special exhibit of the Pussy Riots was (and it was very interesting), the museum was a let down from what we'd hoped to see. It didn't help that there were confusing signs at Complexes Desjardins and Place d'Arts in terms of where the contemporary museum was.

Very friendly staff! Will likely hold off visiting it again until the full renovation is complete.
Written January 13, 2024
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CoachK2525
Dedham, MA1,326 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Was not fully open due to remodel but did have an amazing display/presentation on Pussy Riot and their quest for truth and freedom for all in Russia. So glad we checked out but wish was overall more open. Will go again if in city.
Written November 16, 2023
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Asdum
97 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
I really enjoyed the visit although my son who is non verbal got some attention during the tour, he was happy and I was delighted to see all those magnificent paintings and I will go back alone and undisturbed because it would clearly be a place I could spend hours in.
Written September 3, 2023
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xsJose2121
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Very poor exhibitions, nothing really interesting, most of the museum (top floor) closed, you should be ashamed to have a MAC of this quality in Montreal.

Make it free entrance, even that it is a waste of time really
Written August 31, 2020
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA243 contributions
Dec 2019
I have visited this museum a number of times on past trips to Montreal. I have always found it worthy of a short visit of about half a day, which was also the case on this most recent visit. I had flown into Montreal that day, so the number of things I could do with the short time I had left for exploring made a visit during the museum's evening hours (until 9:00pm) a very good choice. The low senior and student rates also rendered the limited time frame less of a concern.

All of the current exhibitions are quite interesting. The Francis Alÿs videos of children's games are thought-provoking. Their universality is very apparent. I did find the video of the children pulling off grasshoppers' legs to be upsetting. I enjoyed the 1980s art of "Painting Nature With a Mirror," and the political content and unusual technique of William Kentridge's "Second Hand Reading" is quite engrossing. I enjoyed seeing the stylistic evolution of Janet Werner over the course of her career as well as the work of Luis Jacob and Serge Tousignant, particularly the colorful sculptures. The exhibit "Bleu de bleu" gave me some insight into a large work of Montreal public art, which I'd previously had no idea existed, in a visually compelling manner. The Gisele Amantea exhibit was even more "site specific," taking the MAC building itself and reimagining it as a gorgeous ruin. This was a great visit and I look forward to many more.
Written January 2, 2020
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VicNewton
Newton, MA19 contributions
Nov 2019
Did not see the permanent collection, and am not sure they have one. Three exhibitions were excellent
Written November 4, 2019
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boltuprightCanada
Vancouver, Canada647 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The permanent exhibition space is under renovation but the two temporary exhibits are well worth the visit and the price of admission has been cut to $5 per person.
Written October 14, 2019
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THFinPR
San Juan, Puerto Rico192 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
You have to do your homework before you go. When the venue is small and the exhibitions few, you might conclude that your time is better spent elsewhere. My takeaway from Rebecca Belmore’s work was 50/50.
Written September 19, 2019
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Fiona Fouquet
Paris, France50 contributions
Aug 2019
We often go to art to ''enjoy'' - but this particular expo was to challenge. Rebecca Belmore put together an exceptionally strong personal expression of crucial social issues in Canada - the loss and lack of care of indigenous women. This is what some art should do - strike you at the heart, and remind you of what matters in life - not politics, but humans and humanity.
Written August 24, 2019
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michaelscott421
Los Angeles, CA66 contributions
Jul 2019
I was warned that none of the permanent collection was on diplay, but that I would enjoy the two artists that they were showing. This was not the case. The building was interesting but I don't know if the permanent collection is,as well.
Written August 6, 2019
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MUSEE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTREAL - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)