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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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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.
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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Revolution exhibit was fabulous. Best part was earphones playing an amazing soundtrack of 60's music no explanations were necessary. Was great seeing all the visitors of every age bopping and singing (not always silently) as you relived an interesting decade

Thank Jeri G
Reviewed yesterday

We spent several hours in this museum. It has a great collection of paintings. My favorites were two of Saint Jerome. He was a self injurer - beat himself with stones for atonement for his sins in his youth. There were 2 images of him....More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed yesterday

I visited this museum to see the Revolution exhibition. I love this era despite only been born at the end of it. This didn't make any difference however as the music, and the changes in popular culture are amazing. The headphones, which are worn throughout...More

Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed yesterday

We went there Sunday, July 30, 2017, with our two grandchildren for the free family oriented activities. We got our tickets and were given directions on where to go. We went in that direction, but couldn't find any activity. Asked a volunteer for help. We...More

Thank jpatg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were tight on time and only went to the exhibits "Love is Love", "Revolution", and the entire Bourgie Pavilion. Our favorite was definitely "Love is Love." The designs are beautiful and creative. We spent the most time in there, even though the exhibit was...More

Thank Felicia W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where do I begin ...because of it's marvellous director Ms Bondil everything is perfect in that museum. The hanging respects an echo principle, , the painting on the right side of a room will have a faint but lovely echo on the other side. The...More

Thank Madeline C
Reviewed 3 days ago

World class. I can recommend a 5-6 hour visit to this great art museum based on visiting most of the world's great art museums. The museum is packed with great art. I liked the permanent collection of art from the 1750s to present time; the...More

Thank GalvestonJT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great! We were there for about 3hrs with our 5 y/o kids and we all had a great time. If it was just my wife and I we could have spent much longer there. There was so much to see the kids hung in a...More

Thank 998chadj
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is incredibly large and very diverse. It's not your typical museum where you line up to see a few 'big names' of art. They curate very diverse, unique, interesting, fascinating, and lesser known artists. When we were there we saw a super cool...More

Thank fmjmclark
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we did not pay to see the special exhibits there was more than enough in the permanent collection to keep us occupied for half the day! So much to see and quite a variety of exhibits. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here.

Thank michr
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
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nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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Felicia W
9 August 2017|
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Response from sreiter2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from theresaandjohnd | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but look at their website to get a phone number to call, or an email address to email and ask. All of the people I encountered there were very friendly and helpful, and they all spoke English.
Emil H
20 July 2017|
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Response from 5000traveller | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. It depends which collections u want to see. They have one evening a week that is half price entry.