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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
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185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
Quartier des Spectacles
+1 514-847-6226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank beyza20142014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to see Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's exhibit, and was very excited by the idea of interactive art pieces. We were not disappointed! We had a lot of fun interacting with the art in a lot of unusual ways, and it was all presented very well!...More

Thank Angie_Rom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the MAC yesterday as the first Sunday of every month is free at several major Montreal museums... it's supposed to be free for Quebec residents only, but they weren't asking anyone about proof of residence. I went in with no idea about who...More

Thank RobinMajumdar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Save your money. There are plenty of great things to see in Montreal, this isn’t one of them. There is little art value in this museum. It appears to be someone’s warped sense of art that many won’t appreciate.

Thank Taron66
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum is one of my highlights of a past visit a decade or so ago and I was very pleased to bring my family to. Interesting for all ages and at times thought provoking. A highlight of this trip as well.

Thank Seth B
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I recently enjoyed a visit to this museum. Two of the current temporary exhibits were of great interest to me. The first one featured Rafael Lozano-Hemmer- Unstable Presence. The exhibit features a number of large scale pieces which invites the audience to actively participate with...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

I was lucky to visit the museum while it was exhibiting the work of artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. His installations were some of the most creative that I have ever seen. I was not able to explore all of the museum's other rooms, unfortunately. I look...More

Thank Byron S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I'm shy. All these years that I went to Montreal and I never noticed the MAC. The location is great. We found some parking spots around. We were less than 5 min walk on a Sunday. Some museums have the hard mission of finding the...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The is a well designed building housing some great contemporary art installations well worth a few hours visit if you like modern contemporary art.

Thank TonyandKatya
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits were very cool, if a little unusual. The museum itself was small, but it is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

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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
August 24, 2016|
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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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