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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located on the Plains of Abraham. Its four pavilions house a collection of over 38,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day. On top of world-class exhibitions and cultural activities, visitors can also enjoy the restaurant, café and gift shop.
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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"modern art"
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"canadian artists"
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"permanent collection"
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"jean paul riopelle"
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"special exhibit"
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"three buildings"
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"photography exhibit"
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"plains of abraham"
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"old jail"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed an exhibit of Berthe Morisot, a much overlooked Canadian Impressionist who hung out with Renoir and Manet (and was married to Manet's brother!), as well as modern art in an old, renovated prison. Lunch at the Museum Cafe was a treat.

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

Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The venue does real justice to the work exhibited. Well worth a visit . The collection of Inuit art a highlight.

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

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Expanded since the last time I visited, the new pavilion has interesting contemporary works, while the older buildings, which are accessible by a tunnel, hold special exhibits and the permanent collection. Was impressed by the rooms dedicated to four giants of Québec modern art—Jean Paul...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know much about Quebec art prior to visiting but there is quite a bit to see in this beautiful and expansive facility. The Berthe Morisot exhibit was an extra added bonus. There is a nice restaurant on the premises, and many interesting...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful art museum made special by a (temporary?) Berthe Morisot exhibit. Several buildings and underground passageways to explore, so save some time to visit. An exceptional Impressionist collection of Berthe's paintings, as well as many other interesting paintings and sculptures. Some really weird stuff,...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is several buildings connected by inside walkways. We went for the Bertha Morrisot exhibition, and it was outstanding. It was obvious that this museum deserved much more time, and I wish I had spent a whole day there. A must see for art...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum boasts a very nice restaurant and a fine view from the patio behind the restaurant. The museum was nice, but we were on a tour and did not get to see the entire collection. What we did get to see was not my...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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. You'll have to come back to see all our exhibitions!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few hours at the museum and really enjoyed it. It’s definitely heavy on contemporary art but we liked it. It was the perfect thing to do on a rainy day. We were a little surprised that a some of the areas were...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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. You'll have to come back when the Gérard-Morisset Pavillion will re-open, november 2018 ;-)

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We spent a few hours here and very much enjoyed it. My boyfriend is not a huge fan of contemporary art, but he also found it worthwhile. It is laid out well with a wide array of exhibits. Definitely worth a trip.

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went to see the Berthe Morisot exhibit and spent time on the Fait a Main exhibit - contempary artists using everyday and found objects to create new art.

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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lovethatbark
23 October 2016|
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Response from turtleinfalmouth | Reviewed this property |
I know the area very well. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Museum, on its East side. It is not free, but rates are reasonable. There is also plenty of metered parking along the street, just West of the Museum... More
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Margaret K
10 January 2015|
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Response from Musée national ... b | Property representative |
Hello, the MNBAQ is open all year 'round, that is true. Our visiting hours in October are Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10 am to 5 pm. We are open on Wednesday nights until 9pm (and it's half-price!) Adults $ 18... More
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