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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Address: 185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 514-847-6226
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 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 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.
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Great content but not enough

The museum opens at 11am which we found a bit late for our taste as we wanted to start our day early. It felt like there was not enough content in the museum though the pieces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Never before have I felt compelled to write a review about an art gallery, however, after visiting the museum of contemporary art today, I felt I must warn you not to waste your money. The only acceptable reason for paying $14 entry would be if the weather outside was so frightfully cold that there was no alternative to warm yourself... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The museum opens at 11am which we found a bit late for our taste as we wanted to start our day early. It felt like there was not enough content in the museum though the pieces exhibited were of high quality, better than Musee des Beaux-Arts, if you like contemporary art. It only took us about an hour to tour... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went here got in half price as they did a changeover, ok that happens, but we were in and out in 15 minutes. What we saw was not impressive at all. Art curated is nothing that you get out of bed for. It all feels very targeted to students to learn about art instead of showcasing art. I loved the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

As of Dec 2014 almost everything presented is a senseless distasteful crap. Even porn post cards pretending to be art. It's an insult to pay for this. The only exception is a series of posters related to DVD 2012, which is interesting, though unrelated to art.

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ordinarily I hold this museum in very high esteem and take great pleasure in both its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. But in Nov. of 2014 the permanent collection is entirely in storage and only the Biennale is up. The Biennale is a terrible snooze. I was bored out of my skull. Curtaors - this is unprofessional.

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Herriman, UT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our visit was on September 22, 2014, when the museum was changing its traveling exhibits. The museum apparently displays a very small permanent exhibit--a big disappointment for us; however, during this down period, the permanent exhibit was free. I suggest you call beforehand to ascertain the status of exhibits. The building's interior is attractive, but the exterior faces onto the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a wonderful visit to this museum. I particularly liked the exhibit "A Matter of Abstraction" which covers French Canadian art from the museum's collection. There were104 significant works by 56 artists during the period 1940-2010. The exhibit was well enhanced by helpful explanations in the program about the various schools which developed over this time. I particularly enjoyed learning... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this is a museum you can enjoy for a few hours as part of a day trip to Montreal . The exhibits are always thought provoking and some are interactive. Explanations are in English and French, prices are reasonable and after several visits we've always left with a sense of wonder and interest in seeing what they will show next

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The Museum of Contemporary Art wasn't quite as big as I had expected, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some beautiful works. I was particularly moved by Citizens Band, a current exhibit featuring 4 video screens that show people making music and rhythm via unusual methods. I was mesmerized!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited in late July, with our six year old in tow. When I enquired at the reception about materials or things to do for kids I was met with a blank stare. Apparently their educational team were busy doing summer camps, so nothing going for visiting youngsters. We went in anyway, parting with 30 CAD. Inside there were a... More 

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