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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)
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Reviewed yesterday

Art speaks to all of us on different levels and has so much to offer on so many levels. The Montréal Museum of Fine arts presents its rich permanent collection and give us so many other offerings in the way of temporary travelling exhibits. All...More

Thank bfoskett1955
Reviewed yesterday

This museum has a different room for each style. They also have a few activities for kids. So it was a great activity for both mom and daughter. She got to do something fun and we got to look at different varieties of art. It...More

Thank Aimee C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With 4 different connected pavilions, can easily spend the entire day. Each pavilion has its own story and the world class exhibits are rotated regularly.

Thank Alice K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not one of my favorite museums, it live in NYC, have a membership to The Met, have been to some of the best museums in the States, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Le Louvre... so maybe my bar is set a little high. This museum is lovely...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a member of this museum, I highly recommend it to any one visiting the city of Montreal. It's a vacation highlight because one can learn about different cultures and art in its many forms, all spread over 5 different pavilions. Historically the museum has...More

Thank Happytogotheway T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has continued to evolve with special exhibits, classic and modern collections and interesting gift shop. Fine small scale lunch resto as well.

Thank CMT-JWT
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very good but long lines as expected - the exhibits were very interesting. We ate there but that was average.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a highlight of Montréal I loved going there whith friends or solo. The permanent expos are breathtaking and the special ones are really fun, I had the chance to visit the Jean-Paul Gaultier expo and found it very...More

Thank Nieves R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I'm in no way an art critic or museum snob, this is a fine museum. The nook they had on Napoleon was quite memorable (I love history). Not quite a museum one could lost in, however. Worth checking out, but having seen it once,...More

Thank alydar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with an abundance of activities for children. Variety of art and exhibits. Very family friendly.

Thank Aubrey F
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I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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