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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Neighbourhood: Montcalm
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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Interesting Museum to experience :)

A museum with much to see in it - explore each floor and be surprised at what you find - great rainy or hot day experience :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

A museum with much to see in it - explore each floor and be surprised at what you find - great rainy or hot day experience :)

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Thank DenyaJur
Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

DenyaJur, Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

The current exhibits include works by four major Canadian modern artists, Alfred Pellan, Jean-Paul LeMieux, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Fernand Leduc. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about modern art, but many of the works were extraordinary, as good as any things I've seen by more famous individuals. There were also some Inuit sculptures which were mesmerizing. Some of the animal sculptures had... More 

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Herb L, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed Inuit art. Did you know the Inuit art collection is made up of 2,635 pieces, including more than 2,100 sculptures, from every region of Nunavut and of Nunavik? The 22 pieces... More 

Ocean City, New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. They had a display of four contemporary and/or surrealist artists, two of which we really liked. Though the other 2 artists did not strike aq chord with us, we still appreciated seeing their art. The museum we went to was not free.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Bill O, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Little secret for you next visit: museum is half-price on wednesday nights ;-) Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Visited the museum and spent most time in the special exhibit on Japanese-inspired art. Most enjoyable and fascinating. The museum itself is very pretty and an easy and beautiful walk along the Plains of Abraham to get there. We went in the early part of the day and avoided crowds. Definitely recommend a visit here.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Sehulster, Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed our temprary exhibition about Japan, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

glasgow
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982 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We walked across the Plains of Abraham to this fine gallery. It is housed in two buildings, one part was an old prison which still has cells and the other a modern well designed building. We were introduced to Canadian artists of whom we had not heard. Riopelle room was excellent. The exhibiton on Japan and European art was also... More 

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

susanwalsh, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed works from Jean-Paul Riopelle. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Edwardsville, IL
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We came to the museum hoping to see some fine furniture from old Quebec. There wasn't very much of that but there were two great exhibitions. The very best was the incredible display of carving and sculpture from the Brosseau Inuit Art Collection. The temporary exhibition was "Looking East. Western Artists and the Allure of Japan". It was also wonderful.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed Inuit art. Did you know the Inuit art collection is made up of 2,635 pieces, including more than 2,100 sculptures, from every region of Nunavut and of Nunavik? The 22 pieces on display... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Like many smaller art galleries, it is worth checking before you go that there are some exhibitions which you really want to see, although there is also a very interesting permanent collection of Canadian art and sculpture - including some great examples of Inuit art. In our cases, we struck really lucky as there was an exhibition about the interrelationship... More 

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

chantillylace_10, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed the temporay exhibition about Japanese art we showed, in collaboratino with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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1,184 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

For a relatively small city, this is a really good fine arts museum. It is a wonderful reflection of the sense of Canadian civilization and culture.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Mark W, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Bologna, Italia
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Considering that to enter to the musee d'Orsay and the Orangerie in Paris costs 14 euro ask for 16 dollar to enter to this museum is insulting. I went there to visit a temporary exhibition but if there's nothing really interesting I suggest to keep your money, the regular collection includes a lot of unknown artist and some Inuit art.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Melly80, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are sorry that you did not appreciate your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec as much as we thought you would. As you probably noticed, we are curently expanding. We began construction of a new pavilion in order to continue to grow and finally be able... More 

Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is not one of the great art museums of the world but it is well run and has a few special paintings. It is in a gorgeous setting and the restaurant is sparkling clean with good food. Try the 5 course brunch!

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

VAChuck, Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. As you probably noticed, we are curently expanding. We began construction of a new pavilion in order to continue to grow and finally be able to exhibit a significant percentage of our collections. For... More 

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