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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This museum is a complex of buildings with underground passageways so you can easily reach any exhibit. We didn't have time to see it all so enjoyed the art in two of the buildings...one on Inuit and Canadian Art and the other on Decorative Arts and Design. Both were very enjoyable as were the numerous outdoor sculptures along Sherbrooke near the museum. If you want to see everything you probably need to spend 4 hours or so.

Thank barbara361
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This place is amazing! The art seems to never end! Actually... does it end? It seems to me that you have to plan a whole day here... maybe more! The exhibits are great and worth it for sure but I feel it is almost too big for the price to time ratio. What I mean is perhaps they should have a pass that works for a couple days so you can spend some time elsewhere and return here the following day.
If you come here prepare to be amazed by fantastic displays of art but also plan on a lot of time!

Thank DL7195
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Not the largest museum you'll see, but it certainly has a nice collection with a few interesting exhibits. Once was probably enough for me. When I visited, several of the permanent exhibits were not open. A disappointment, to be sure, and my review might be different if I'd been able to see everything.

Thank Eldrlawyer
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great museum, even though I was limited in my visit: two buildings we're closed. Still the parts of the permanent collection that I did see we're lovely.

Thank CarlaDMitchell
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Must see every new exhibit as well as the permanent displays. Something for every age group. Guided tours available in both languages(Eng & Fr). Art classes & projects for all ages. Sit down dining & casual eating cafeteria style. Indoor & outdoor exhibits. Location in center of downtown Montreal. Children free. Has become world renowned & even was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Always innovative displays of their current exhibit. Great gift shop. Visit the music hall as well, for the concerts as well as the architecture. Must keep going back for frequent visits. Never ceases to amaze & inspire.

Thank Brenda C
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