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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Architecture of the museum just as amazing!

A beautiful museum with art works from Quebec artists. While enjoying the different genres of contemporary and older art works, I was pleasantly surprised by the building itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Rui L
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A beautiful museum with art works from Quebec artists. While enjoying the different genres of contemporary and older art works, I was pleasantly surprised by the building itself, especially the pavillon that was previously a prison! Good Inuit art too and kids friendly.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write this nice review, We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. It is true, our old prison is very impressive. My office is located in this building, and every day I'm still impressed (and it's been 7 years now!) :) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des... More 

Pulaski, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The India exhibit is truly spectacular as are the vast works of Jean Paul Riopelle. From coat check to taxi the experience itself was also wonderful. Staff a bit stuffy but not uncharacteristic of most museums I'm afraid.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Dear MRs Moonan, Thank you for for kind review. The exhibition regarding India is over, but we are glad that you enjoyed Riopelle's work, wich is on display permanently. Hope to see you soon back in Québec City! Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Woodstock, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful exhibits - I enjoyed all the galleries but the Inuit art was just astounding in its complexity and beauty. This site is well worth at least half a day!

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Dear Jama, Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Did you know that we are expanding? And even more, we plan a huge exhibition on inuit art! You'de love it. Hope you will be back soon in Québec City :-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content... More 

Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I would have preferred more rooms of Canadian artists. The special exhibit when we were there was Art of Asia. Wonderful.

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We will soon have more rooms for Quebec and Canada's artists! The Museum is expanding... In order to continue to grow and finally be able to exhibit a significant percentage of its collections, in 2011 the MNBAQ began construction of a new pavilion, which will help it play a greater role in the Montcalm... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'm definitely not a fan of modern art, and not a real art lover, so this museum provides a little bit of everything for me: boring brush strokes, incomprehensible things supposed to be sculptures, even a fully white canvas (seriously... what?) and also beautiful paintings with higher or lower realism, wonderful sculptures and cravings. Museums seem to rarely be free... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, even thought some works of art didn't fit your taste ;-) Just so you know, next time you're in town, we offer a special rate on Wednesday nights from 5 to 9 pm, it's half-price. Best... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you like Indian art or abstract art, you will probably enjoy this museum. I prefer impressionism and realistic style paintings, and decorative arts and fine art craftsmanship. This was just not MY style of interest of fine arts. I did go on the 1/2 price night and the Museum was doing a fantastic job of promoting its exhibits by... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our museum. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec's mission is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art. We sometimes also show international exhibition, such as "Into India. South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art". This exhibition will be showing until january 18, 2015. Our permanent collections are dedicated... More 

East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The exhibits in this museum are extremely well done - professional, evocative, classy and uncluttered. The physical building is impressive and the designers have done an excellent job of repurposing an older architectural style to work beautifully with the many modern exhibits. We spent nearly 3 hours here and only made it through 2/3 of the galleries. I was not... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We are very pleased to learn that you really enjoyed your visit and espacially Québec art. Also, yes, there is a MAJOR construction project aournd our museum. That is why we update frequently the maps to get here as simply as possible. Here's... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I admit, I'm not a fan of modern art. So I'm ranking this very good, not because I liked the art, but because it was a very well appointed museum, with great amenities and a lot of exhibits. They are expanding, so there was construction going on in an area of the property. It didn't impact the museum itself, since... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review on the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. And thank you for your high rating, even though you don't like modern art so much ;-) The Musée's mission is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art of all periods. You probably didn't get the chance to visit some of our... More 

Yardville, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After seeing this museum (16.00 entry), the song "Is that all there is" kept going through my mind. It's a very large and stately building with what I thought to be very little of it dedicated to exhibits. There was an interesting display of Indian miniatures, but after that mostly all of the galleries held modern art. As I don't... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community Manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review on the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Hope you enjoyed your visit, even though you were a bit let down by our program. Our mission is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art of all periods. The Musée's expansion will surely provide the space we need to show more... More 

Vancouver
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61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé is in the former prison of Québec; several evocative former cells have been left in situ. We toured halls devoted to Jean-Paul Riopelle, Fernand Leduc, Jean Paul Lemieux, and Alfred Pellan. It's a steep climb to the top of the old prison’s tower to see a wooden sculpture called ALomph aBram, by David Moore, which evokes a... More 

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Musée national ... b, Community Manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review on the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The MNBAQ's mission is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art. As we can read, you totally understood it all! ;-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

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