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

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-285-2000
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As featured in Montreal on a Budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #6 of 233 attractions in Montreal
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and... more » Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and straddles two buildings, the 1912 original and its 1991 across-the-street annex with underground galleries that connect the two sites. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very large museum. It was raining when I visited and the museum has underground tunnels that lead to each build. Beautiful works of art, loved the French Impressionism collection!

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Guelph
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A bleeding 4-wheeler, a train of rocks, a table supported on standing cords, a sun created with skinny balloons, dancers performing art, musicians playing artfully, and on and on and on. Painting, sculpture, music, dance, ancient, modern ...the museum is huge and the variety is endless. We spent a whole day and didn't even enter many galleries. The surprising delight... More

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Montreal, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This Museum is held on both sides of the street and connected by an underground tunnel. Various permenant exhibits mixed with Worldly exhibits.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is by far the Best museum you can visit in Montreal and in the whole province. Quality and very well know painters, beautiful exhibitions, the Musée des beaux Arts is one of the finest in Canada. Original exhibitions from around the world usually pass by this one. A well spent half a day!

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful treat of a museum located downtown Montreal and easily accessible. There are several linked buildings, each with wonderful collections. There is a traveling exhibition (at present it is Peter Doig, a contemporary artist to discover; next up will be Faberge exhibition with treasures to behold. A converted church across the street from the original museum building houses Tiffany... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Architecture, light, and great art. We focussed on the special exhibit of Peter Doig. Excellent hour-long tours in both languages.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was FREE when we went which was a lovely surprise. We only spent 2 hours in the main building but that was plenty. There were some really thought provoking pieces as well as humorous work. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's piece "Last Breath" was eerie and beautiful!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited for several hours over two days, and didn't even get out of the new pavilion on the south side. A beautiful space for the permanent collection and special exhibits. We loved the writtten histories and context posted next to nearly every work, and took a docent-guided tour of the 1+1=1 show, with works from the MBAM and Museum... More

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Toronto
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This Fine Art museum is in the center of Montreal in a beautiful heritage building for a few sections. The collections are very interesting and well presented. Also if you are a member of the AGO in Toronto, you don't need to purchase a ticket to visit this Art museum; you just have to show your AGO card !

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Worth a visit if you re in town. Nice exposition from local and world wide artists. The temporary one changes often. Very good for children as well.

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