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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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A Treasure of Modern Art

There are three floors of interesting pictures, forms, tapestries and other forms of art. All are very interesting, even if one doesn't know or appreciate such things.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are three floors of interesting pictures, forms, tapestries and other forms of art. All are very interesting, even if one doesn't know or appreciate such things.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The collection here is a little unbalanced and prominently featured modern and contemporary art. Not suitable for classical fans.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We thought " good rainy day activity" but quite frankly were not impressed. 3 buildings should have had a much better selection but it was all a bit samey! Only artists from Quebec which really limited the style. The buildings were lovely, with long wide corridors and lots of seating but many large area's were completely devoid of any artwork... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We especially enjoyed the exhibit of Inuit Art. We enjoyed a very enjoyable delicious meal at the museum Restuarant.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Much improved. The CHARLES BAILLAIRGÉ PAVILION is worth a visit in its own right. Well displayed.Take in the Plains of Abraham while you are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent exhibits, too much modern and avant-garde art for our tastes but a good collection of other art as well. On a nice day it's a long but manageable walk from the old city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

One of the finest museums I have visited.So much to enjoy. The new wing is great and has a fantastic collection of Inuit sculptures. The Riopelle room in the old wing is totally fabulous. Quite easy to get to - just a half hour pleasant walk from the Chateau Frontenac.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent gathering of Quebecois Art. Three buildings. I loved the old jail. The new building has a phenomenal display and narrative of Inuit carvings. Really breath-taking on many levels. Beautiful temporary exhibit of Pierre Bonnard. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have visited the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) many times over the years. On our most recent visit we were able to experience the museum's new Pierre Lassonde pavilion for the first time. The Pierre Lassonde pavilion opened on June 24, 2016 and enables the MNBAQ to double its exhibition space. It also gives the museum a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Did not expect this to be about local arts but it was exceptionally well represented. The museum itself is well-designed, open, covering historic to contemporary/modern art. I really enjoyed the modern section with the works of Pellan and Riopelle. There are food options from fine dining to café.

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