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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-847-6226
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Ranked #84 of 241 attractions in Montreal
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée offers a varied program ranging from presentations of its Permanent... more » Owner description: A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée offers a varied program ranging from presentations of its Permanent Collection to exhibitions of works by Québec, Canadian and international artists. Through Education and Documentation Department, the museum presents a host of educational activities further to connect the general public with contemporary art. « less
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

With more than 100 works, this exhibition traces the development of the Montreal School from the 1940s through 2010 and provides a unique perspective on the development of abstract art in Quebec. Highlights include 5 canvases by Jean-Paul Riopelle, a personal favorite. Several other exhibits that are not part of the abstract exhibition are worthwhile, including Pulse Room. I visited... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love contemporary art! Some exhibits inspired me. I love masterpiece "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Room" very much. It worked by the heart rate of visitors, captured and transmitted by a computerized system, is turned into pulses of light in some 300 light bulbs suspended from the ceiling. You should visit this museum in Montreal!

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Windsor, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was really looking forward to coming here but was slightly disappointed. The museum is one floor with installations throughout the floor. Admission is $15 which seemed rather steep to me for the small amount of art they had displayed. While it was fun to walk around and see the exhibits, I'd only stop by if you're a real art... More

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Pasadena, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well curated exhibits with contemporary focus but sadly the cafe was closed and the "boutique" stocked NO former exhibition catalogues!!

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Falmouth, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are very interested in contemporary art and found this museum disappointing. Interestingly, the Montreal Beaux-Art Museum had a much better collection. To be fair, they were between exhibits and doing some construction. However, the open galleries were dim and poorly lit. The highlight was the experimental film C4l.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews here, I was not sure what to expect. But this museum was by far the highlight of my trip! I was lucky to catch the screening of 'the clock', and it was fantastique! I enjoyed the other collections too, so if you are a contemp art lover, do not miss this museum! It is... More

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Tarrytown, NY
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I always make it a point to visit a contemporary or modern art museum whenever I'm in a city fortunate enough to have one. So this is not my first time around the block. This was intended to be the piece de resistance of our visit to Montreal, and despite the lukewarm reviews, I was still excited to be going.... More

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Dover
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

With a student ID, admission is only $10 (regular adult admission is $14). I went with a friend on a Friday afternoon, and it was not very crowded. The museum itself is pretty small but houses quite an impressive collection. The overall aesthetic of the museum is gorgeous and really keeps the focus on the art. Some of the film... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited on a Free Friday night. Special exhibit was interesting. Not crowded and you could easily view the art.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Which ever city I visit, I always try to explore at least one museum, since I love contemporary arts, and it was connected to Montreal's underground city, it was an easy choice to come here! I really enjoyed the exhibit "A Matter of Abstraction" which features talented local artists! I would definitely recommend this museum and since it's not that... More

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