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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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Ranked #9 of 248 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 straddles two buildings, the 1912 original and its 1991 across-the-street annex with underground galleries that connect the two sites.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It has been about 2 years since I have visited this museum. The special exhibits of "Posters of Andy Warhol" and "VanGogh to Kandinsky" were excellent. The organization of the VanGogh,etc. exhibit was a little hard to follow, probably because of the crowds. There were many tours available that might have made that easier.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Not only were their two special shows - "Andy Warhol" and "Van Gogh to Kadinsky" - a treat to experience, the museum has a nice permanent collection that is comfortable to view in a beautiful space. Also, their cafe is very good in offering very good light meals at extremely attractive prices.

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Baltimore, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

And many, many more. We were very pleased with the offering of the Fine Arts museum in Montreal. The collections were extensive enough to please most, and certainly me. It was slightly annoying that two of the four buildings were closed for repairs to the exteriors, but these things must be done. All in all, if you are in Montreal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We very much enjoyed the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition. Beautiful building and great boutique also.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went for the Van Gogh to Kandisky exhibit and was not disappointed. The architecture and stairways were beautiful and it was great to grab lunch on Crescent street after.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum is very well organized and very efficient in getting visitors in. It has some very nice collections and the special collection, at least the one we saw, was very well done and quite extensive. Well worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited the museum for the fist time last weekend, I was amazed at how close you can actually get to the art! My nose was about 6" from a Van Gogh ( self portrait) we were also intrigued by the Napoleon exhibit, there were lots of personal items from his life & death. I was amazed at the size... More

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Scheinfeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Large museum with great exhibitions. Went there for the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition. It was great! Very detailed and informative description of the historical background and about how things developed. Also the steady exhibitions are absolutely worth visiting. If you like art this museum is a MUST when you're in Montreal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was able to get in for free and view the Warhol exhibit. Although it was very limited, it was well setup and informative. The gift shop is fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The current Van Gogh to Kandinsky show is worth the trip. It's the perfect size for an afternoon of thoughtful viewing. The curators of the show have done an excellent job pulling together a collection of works that are broadly representative of the timeline driving from Impressionism to Expressionism - and what's more, the commentary the provide to guide viewers... More

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