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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

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A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and at the site of Place des Arts. It lies in the centre of a unique...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
+1 514-847-6226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my family, 5 adult people, paid full price for 4 (17$ each) and student price for one. SUPER DISAPPOINTED as the permanent collections were closed and nobody told us before we'd paid our tickets and went to visit the temporary exhibit set...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melle C
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

It was our first day in Montreal and we decided to go to the museum, also outside in that time it was a festival of comedy and jazz.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

While the collection was small compared to other modern art museums we have been to we still spent a good deal of time each of the exhibitions. They each were different enough that they were fresh and the curation did a great job of tying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Typically, I love contemporary museums, but this one was so disappointing. The entire collection consisted of three exhibits, two of which were very average. When we asked where the permanent collection was we were told there wasn’t one. $17 adult admission to see three exhibits....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eirene66
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

From the rude cashier (they actually mocked a boy for trying to speak French) to the limited, and frankly, boring works, take your $$ and visit any of the other galleries in the city. I still love Montreal and contemporary art, but just because someone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clancey M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Small, expensive museums better pack a punch, and this one does. Terrific curation, great space, and thoughtful design. I loved this museum, and I'm a tough customer.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My second visit was a noteworthy as my first last year. The current exhibition honors the diverse and multi talented French artist, Franciose Sullivan and German film producer Julian Rosefeldt. Sullivan started in dance, then expanded into other art form as in sculpture and painting....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 1francophile
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I've never been disappointed at this museum. There is always a great new exhibition and plenty of contemporary Quebecoise art. Always tops on my list.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vonkrausewitz
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Despite the fact that it appears as open on most websites when you arrive at the door there is a small sign saying it closed until 20th October to install a new exhibition. Pretty poor communication.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eartag
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Last month I visited the exbition of Rafael Lozano Hemmer. It was very interesting, I Liked it so much. The museum itself has a great indoor architecture but I couldnt see other pieces of art. Some rooms were closed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sharon T
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Sharon, this is a museum I visit less frequently. I am spoiled by MOMA, NY. The MAC, as we call it certainly represents local and international artists, and is in a great part of town. Treir site will answer most if not all... More
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and that was enough to get a good sense of all the rooms. However, if you want to listen to all the videos and read all the texts, you will need more time.
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