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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
Ranked #11 of 446 things to do in Montreal
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The MMFA is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors. The MMFA's original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design – and are exported around the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, distributed among five pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art. The Museum has seen exceptional growth in recent years with the addition of two new pavilions: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, in 2011, and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, in 2016. The MMFA complex includes Bourgie Hall, a 460-seat concert hall. The Museum also houses the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, enabling the MMFA to offer innovative educational, wellness and art therapy programmes
Reviewed November 15, 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 November 13, 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 Devin T
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Reviewed November 11, 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 November 10, 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.

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Reviewed November 10, 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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