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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 2 days ago

In a packed itinerary of just a couple of days, we wanted to find room for the Museum of Fine Arts but weren't sure how to fit it in. The answer came in the form of their Wednesday evening admissions -- from 5-9 p.m., only...More

Thank BKDeRosa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to admit that I went in with my New York Snob hat on and had to remove it immediately. The collection is lovely and very well-curated. The spaces are so well designed that we didn't realize how much ground we had covered and...More

Thank HGrier
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with our 5 year old daughter and had a wonderful time! By chance, we were able to join a family art activity in the morning. The class was mostly in French but the instructors did a fabulous job explaining things in English and...More

Thank Tia E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were there for a quick visit because we got a bit late, the two pavilions that we got to visit were astonishing, nice staff. A bit far from downtown, but still enjoyable walk.

Thank Carlos V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Up in Montreal for a art/foodie mini-vacation and the Museum of Fine Arts was a must stop. The grand exhibition featured art and artifacts from Napolean’s life which provided an excellent way to follow an interesting period of history. Some of the modern paintings and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting expositions! Well displayed. Lots of content. This Museum always has new expositions With lots of artifacts. I recommend this museum to everyone that is interested in historic facts and is ready to enjoy valuable time in this beautiful place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to have a skilled personal tour guide who worked at the Museum show us all of the exquisite offerings of the museum. While they might not agree, this museum was so evocative of early Quebec in a way that might surprise,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good audio guide.was not too busy if you go before lunch on a weekend. Takes about 1.5 hours, which is a good amount of time to be listening to the stories.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a great Museum, I was with 2 teenagers and they loved it, if you can interest them it says a lot!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pay to also see the Napoleon exhibit as you wont be disappointing. With the Napolean exhibit it was $23 / person. We spent approximately 2 hrs in Museum going thru. Museum is very well laid out and has some great pieces of permanent art. We...More

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