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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 #80 of 244 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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Herriman, UT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Burbank, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what the minds of man can create. It is a feed your head experience that sometimes pushed the envelope. Guaranteed you won't be disappointed.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I visited this museum just about every five years for the past twenty. There is always something new to see, but I wish there was more.

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Hong Kong, China
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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85 helpful votes 85 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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