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Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts

241 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4M3, Canada
+1 819-821-2115
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Well worth a visit

We decided to stop in because ot was near where we were staying. It was nice sized for a visit, not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RetiredVA21
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Arlington, Virginia
Well worth a visit

Worthwhile to visit to see temporary exhibition and permanent collection of regional artists of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
D J
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Montreal, Canada
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The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is located in the former headquarters of the Eastern Townships Bank, a fine 19th century building which is part of Sherbrooke's architectural heritage. Its downtown location places the museum at the very heart of regional cultural activities. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has as its primary mission the promotion of the fine arts, encouraging appreciation of both their universal value and their regional flavour. To this end, the Musée is interested in works produced by the artists of the Eastern Townships, inspired by this region, or collected by its citizens. The Musée also works towards the study and collection of national and international art naïf, as well as the presentation of artistic achievements developed elsewhere. In its three galleries, the museum presents some ten exhibitions per year. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is supported by le ministère de la Culture et des Communications, by the city of Sherbrooke, and by the generosity of its members. Established in 1982 by a group of art lovers, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is the principal agent of conservation and promotion of the visual arts in the Eastern Townships. Accredited by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec in March 1990, since 1996 the museum has occupied an historic 19th century building, formerly the head office of the Eastern Townships Bank in downtown Sherbrooke. This completely restored building meets all the norms of museology and conservation. Over the years, the Musée has become an important factor in the conservation and diffusion of the visual arts in the Eastern Townships and is known for its dynamism, professionalism, and accessibility.
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241 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4M3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop in because ot was near where we were staying. It was nice sized for a visit, not too massive or too small and they seem to do an excellent job in providing exhibits that might interest anyone. The top level had...More

Thank RetiredVA21
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Worthwhile to visit to see temporary exhibition and permanent collection of regional artists of national and international stature. As well great to discover an unexpected Mapplethorpe photograph or Fafard sculpture

Thank D J
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If your children have never been to this museum with their school, it is essential to speak with their teachers!!! They offer an incredible school visit program that is unavailable to individual visitors. The guided tour not only helps awaken children to the art and...More

Thank KDCRAE
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Titles says it all. But it sure is worth to go and see , locals creativity. Family fun on the budget.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The museum has three floors with three exhibits, and that's just about it. The artwork is still beautiful, and the museum is as well, it just isn't what we expected.

Thank Jtries
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nice repurposed bank building, but limited handicapped access. Collection of local artists work and handicrafts is interesting but undistinguished

Thank Robert S
Roxane N, Responsable des relations clients at Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Hi, we invite you to contact us at communications@mbas.qc.ca. We would like to hear more about your opinion to see what we can do to improve ourselves. We will be waiting to hear from you. Thank you !

Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is not the biggest art museum there is, but it is quite frankly a good thing. You won't spend enough time there to suffer from museum sickness and you will enjoy every floor !. The collection is very interesting and there is a good...More

Thank Joé S
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts is not a big museum, and that's not a bad thing. Essentially on three floors, you can visit it all without getting "museum fatigue". This was our second visit. We visited three exhibitions, two temporary (David Spriggs: PRISM and...More

2  Thank BigGandLittleT
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I like the emphasis they put on local artists. The museum is not dry big so the works on display are somewhat limited. They have some nice items for sale. Parking is limited.

1  Thank World_Traveler007_12
Reviewed 3 August 2015

currently a show of early Andy Warhol magazine ads, book covers, record jackets, etc. some look kind of "high school", but those early products grow into his use of everyday items, and the colors he eventually used well. neat show includes sculptor Roland Poulin... interesting...More

1  Thank r1manchester
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