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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

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Address: 185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
Phone Number: 15148476226
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Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art...
A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and at the site of Place des Arts. It lies in the centre of a unique cultural complex in Canada, combining both the performing and visual arts. Founded in 1964, the MAC is the first institution in Canada devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Museum offers a varied program, including the presentation of its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions of works by artists from Québec, Canada, and abroad.
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It's modern art...

The museum of modern art in Montreal is what I expected. A lot of contemporary art that does not alway suit my taste, or my definition of what art is. If you like that type of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We recently visited and saw David Altmejd and John Raffman and they were both excellent! Very professional and a wonderful exploration of two local artists. The David Altmejd - Flux exhibition had a great webapp, which provided additional information that helped to understand the artist while not clogging the exhibition space with too much text. The permanent collection galleries weren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Montréal artist David Altmejd's exhibit 'FLUX' is not to be missed. Words cannot describe his work. You just have to go and experience it for yourself. Be prepared to be wow'd!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum of modern art in Montreal is what I expected. A lot of contemporary art that does not alway suit my taste, or my definition of what art is. If you like that type of art, then this is a place for you, but if not don't waste your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The installation piece they have right now (July 2015) is amazing. Small museum, but good galleries. Sculpture garden is quite small, a bit disappointing.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place was surprisingly interesting, We were there when they still had the Aztecs exhibit, and being from Mexico City, I can say the collection was surprisingly big, and the exhibit in general was worth it. The museum has a very cool area for kids with a pirate ship and other fun facts about pirates. They also have a family... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well located, modern building right beside the Quartier des spectacles, this museum is nice to visit. Not too big, not too small, it offers very interesting exhibitions completed with videos and films. Check for the special exhibitions before you go to make sure they are of interest to you. A quiet place where you can stop and think and see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great mix of permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. Impressed that they gave so much space to retrospectives of some highly-rated Canadian artists. Some works were not appropriate for smaller children, but they did a great job of warning us. The space is not overwhelming and easy to take in over a couple of hours or less.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We hit this during our recent trip to Montreal and ranked it as the worst attraction we visited and the biggest waste of our time. They did warn us that half the museum was closed for rotation of exhibits so we actually got a discounted ticket (half price), and it still wasn't worth it. We got through the half that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, the museum is transitioning its other collections, so right now it is limited to the permanent collection. To make up for this, the museum is offering discounted admission. We particularly enjoyed Adrian Paci's mesmerizing piece "The Column"--worth the couple bucks of admission on its own.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The museum is currently renovating their entire collection so the only gallery open is the permanent collection - and this only takes about 20 minutes to see. The permanent collection is a lot of contemporary pieces so if you are not into that, I would say skip the Museum entirely until the renovations are complete. Even if you are into... More 

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Address: 185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
Phone Number: 15148476226
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Quartier des Spectacles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theaters, and exhibition centers are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.