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

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Address: 1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-285-2000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal...
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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The Museum always has something going on. We've been there are few times for special exhibits, including Chihuly and Faberge. The Museum is easy to get to, located right in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Museum always has something going on. We've been there are few times for special exhibits, including Chihuly and Faberge. The Museum is easy to get to, located right in the heart of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a college painting class. We visited an exhibition by an Albanian artist which was a fascinating experience. Every few weeks, different expositions are made available and the museum (like most others) are free on Wednesday nights and $1 on Thursdays. After visiting the paid exhibition, the permanent collection is always available... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Inmontreal and found the rodin exhibition was on here.musee rodin closed in paris for renovations so an exhibition here.so much to see.plaster casts,bronze statues and drawings.free tour and guide very informative.other art works in the museum by picasso,sisley,monet and renoir to be seen also.napoleon artefeacts are here too.extensive book shop an restaurants for the hungry.highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is quite varied in its collections. We really enjoyed the Impressionist paintings and the sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Rodin exhibit was awesome. The highlight was when my husband found the Gerrit Reitveld red/blue chair in another part of the museum. Reitveld was the inspiration for my husband's efforts in recreating this piece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We saw the Auguste Rodin exhibit. It was beautifully presented and very informative. Much to see for all ages.

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Fairfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We wandered in on a Sunday and found that the museum was free on Sundays. They also have workshops for kids. I loved this museum from the decorative arts section to others. Don' t miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I saw the Rodin experience. It was magnificent. We didn't get to see any other exhibits as Rodin took all of our time, but it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An unusual range of exhibits and worth a visit. The exhibits are well curated and range from the usual to more exotic and interesting pieces. One needs at least to spend two hours in the museum - in order to see everything in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were planning to be in Montreal and love to visit museums, so I went to the web page for Musee des Beaux-Arts. Discovering the Rodin show, we purchased tickets online for the first time slot available that day. Many folks strolled through in about an hour, but we spent 3! Even the guided tour didn't spend as much time... More 

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Address: 1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-285-2000
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.