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Art Museums
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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  • Cynthia S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped for a tasting on our way to the border. Despite off & on rain, the experience was delightful. The family and the wines were very enjoyable! Highly recommend for a low-key but rewarding visit!
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • Foodange
    Manchester, UK3,898 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast pretty lake with good parking all round. The main building was closed, as were the rest rooms for some reason. Great area for walking and picnicking.
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • Mike L
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found myself in rural Maine two hours from Sherbrooke with my passbook. I had one day on my schedule available, so I decided to spend a few hours in Sherbrooke. I highly recommend starting at the tourist info center on Kings to get the booklet and map and following the route to see the various murals and neighborhoods along the way. Winter might not be the best time for that, though. I will definitely return, when I have more than 5 hours to spend. Sherbrooke seems to be a wonderful place to be.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • SarahInFL
    Brooksville, FL20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful & peaceful, a great stop along the way. There is a quiet, grassy walk with art work if you have time. Lovely view of mountains & villages.
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • futtock21
    London, UK16,405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For me a walk along the river gorge experiencing the spray from man-made rapids was the highlight of my visit to Sherbrooke, an otherwise rather concrete eastern township marred by excessive construction work.
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • Stephen K
    Corpus Christi, TX2,743 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice well-maintained trail along the Mephremagog River. Convenient to park at the Visitor Center, but you will have to use some stairs. You will be able to see the hydro electric plant near the natural history museum. A nice walk, especially for the shade during the summer
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Professional-Pilgrim
    Alberta, Canada1,352 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was blown away by all that this museum has to offer! There was a temporary exhibition on circuses that was worth the visit, but the permanent exhibits were all wonderful, especially the interactive one on the geological history of the area, going back 250,000 years and more!
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • futtock21
    London, UK16,405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A former bank has been converted into a small art museum in Sherbrooke, a small twin in eastern Quebec which judging by the sheer number of shops displaying prints and ceramics not least the high quality of the displays rather punches above its weight in terms of arts and crafts. The Musee des Beaux Arts is no exception housing a permanent collection of mainly late 20th century works by Quebecois artists some collected in a display called Couleurs Manifestes but also two temporary exhibitions of tapestries by Paulette-Marie Sauve and collages of women by Adele Blair. I was pleased to see a number of works by Rita Letendre, an artist I particularly admire.
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • SpanishteacherMD
    Ellicott City, Maryland2,056 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have always been interested in seeing this building. Beautiful and yet simple, it's really a treasure. Drove there from our hotel on a Sunday morning early. Nobody was even awake at that point. Parked right in front. Took a walk down the stairs and was able to get some excellent shots. I would say to spend no more than a few minutes here. At times, there are performers that appear in front of City Hall drawing crowds of onlookers. Definitely a must see if in Sherbrooke.
    Written July 14, 2023
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  • Jane N
    London, UK986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uplands was built in the Georgian style in 1862 and served as a # home to three families over the next 125 years,
    We stopped here for an afternoon tea. Being from the UK I have had quite a few afternoon teas and they did this one exceptionally well. The ladies (mainly local volunteers) were lovely. They served you with a smile and when we went to have a look around the house they were very knowledgeable about it too.
    We were quite a large group and they opened just for us as it was usually closed on the day we visited.
    Definitely a lovely place to stop, here about the history and have a lovely tea.
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • Lynda S
    Sherbrooke, Canada65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sherbrooke's own botanical garden! Take a quiet walk through the park and greenhouse and see the plant sculptures (a family of frogs) around the pond. The dragon awaits behind the greenhouse where you can also go through the japanese garden. And it's all free!
    Written August 27, 2018
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  • lili_bonjour
    Quebec City, Canada47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My parents always bring visitors to see the murals but it was the first time I happened to be there to tag along. It was good fun. The map is well done, so the murals are easy to find. Doing the circuit (we did the shorter one) makes for a good walk and you get to visit Sherbrooke at the same time. You're never too far from restaurants if you want to take a break.
    The murals are very nice. There are also leprechauns and other animals/objects "hidden" in the pictures for children to find. We had a 7 year old with us who had lots of fun, and all the adults got caught up in the game as well. :)
    Written August 9, 2016
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