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

Address: 1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: +1 514-285-2000
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Ranked #9 of 478 things to do in Montreal
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and...
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Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visited during V Day weekend and it was very cold (-9F). So, we spent 3 hrs wondering around including some coffee break! Exhibition were so so, except Napoleon, Greek and Andy Warhol.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you are in Montréal downtown and it's start raining this is a nice place to spend a couple of hours looking at fine art. they always have some nice exhibit. i saw the Fabergé Eggs collection. It was very conforting. then we had a coffee and pastry next door. Really smooth afternoon.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited art museums all over the world. (I've been to about 90 countries.) We both give this museum high marks even if it doesn't have a large number of world famous works. Since we had free admission with our reciprocal membership at our home museum, we visited three times to see everything at a leisurely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My partner and I were killing time while in Montreal for our final day, and I am glad we were able to check out the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. I'm not really one for many art museums, but this complex of buildings had enough to keep us occupied for a few hours and then some. Honestly, if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Thinker greets you as you enter this excellent Museum in downtown Montreal. It is in the Golden Mile section of Ville-Marie (Peel or Guy-Concordia Metro). I went during (American) Presidents Day weekend and was quite taken with this place. I went for the Warhol posters and stayed for the Dutch Masters and modern Art. A few pieces of art... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Except for one painter, I have greatly enjoyed the several trips I`ve made to the Museum in the last year or so. I saw the Chihuly and the Fabergé shows in the last year and the New York fashion fellow`s work a year or so ago. I just loved them all and specially wished I`d had my camera with me... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time to visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts, but admission was free, so it was definitely worth it. The museum is not huge, so it was manageable in one trip. The stairs between floors were weird though...

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm a life member of the MBA so I go often. It has an excellent permanent collection and has been able to display some wonderful traveling exhibits like Chihuly, Picasso, Faberge, Tiffany. There are some very interesting and fun sculptures just outside the museum and activities for kids. I would have given it and excellent rating except what could I... More 

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Montreal. Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has something for everyone in the family. Great special exhibitions and lots of the permanent collection to see and that get changed or added too.Great education programs for all. Special programs for children. Not to be missed when you visit MontreL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to see Marvels & Mirages of Orientalism from Spain to Morocco at the middle of February, 2015 . Well chosen selection of artworks, some carpet and pottery also included. It was busy not so that you could not move, the rooms are well organized. worht the price , look around there are discount available .I know because we... More 

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