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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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Very Powerful Works of Art

I am a tremendous Monet and Van Gogh fan and it is always a treat to see any of their works. As a New yorker I would put this on par with MOMA. Much to see and do here if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I am a tremendous Monet and Van Gogh fan and it is always a treat to see any of their works. As a New yorker I would put this on par with MOMA. Much to see and do here if you are an art enthusiast. Definitely go to the'dark room" and definitely enjoy their restaurant. I found the restaurant to... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice art museum with thoughtful exhibitions of local artists as well as some world class pieces. Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh and Monet are represented plus a terrific restaurant inside the museum

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We are serious art lovers and have visited museums all over the world. We love this museum and its exceptional art collection, to include 4 great Canadian artists, Alfred Pellan, Fernand Leduc, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Jean-Paul Lemieux. The last artist's paintings often cost in the millions. If you plan to eat here, skip the cafe and eat in the restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a long walk from the Old City, this museum offered a peaceful respite from the heat and bother of the August day. The temporary exhibit featuring Japanese influences was well done and offered quite a variety of styles within one exhibit. Kept you thinking. The other side of the complex featured artists from Quebec. Please make sure you experience... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I wish we had had several days to explore this museum in detail, but our four hours there were rewarded with varied and well-presented works. The cafe was also fabulous.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The architecture and views were more appealing than the art inside. It is a typical art museum but there were some tremendous pieces by famous artists on display.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a comment regarding your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Sorry if Quebec's art and artists did not touch you as we would've like to... It is nice to know you enjoyed our site and architecure, though. Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The exhibit is interesting however the panels providing information are badly positioned and the information on the various paintings and artists and how they were influenced by Japanese art is sometimes a bit far fetched. This is an exhibit from Boston and the patrons who visit museums in Canada and in Québec are probably more sophisticated then some of their... More 

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for a your nice comment. The exhibition "Looking East" is in fact a temporary exhibition from the MFA Boston. It is still on view until September 27. Then we will make place for a new exhibition about modern Canadian art... :-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I wish I'd not waited until my last day in Quebec City to visit The Musee des beaux-arts. I 'd have stayed a lot longer had I not been in a time crunch! The Japanese exhibition was put together in such an imaginative, informative and enlightening way. It displayed a lot of Japanese artists of the 17th, 18th, 19th and... More 

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Be sure to come back for more than 2 hours next time, since we are opening our new wing next year! Plenty of beautiful works of art to see! ;-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a taxi ride from the Old Town, but a wonderful museum which many locals must really appreciate because a huge expansion program is underway. It is in a residential neighborhood which we wish we had had time to walk (west of Jardin Jean D'Arc; Montcalm) as the houses we passed by were gorgeous. We enjoyed the exhibits of... More 

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. It is true we are a few steps away from the Old City... Taxi is a good thing, but should you had more time, the walk to our museum from the Old City... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A excellent museum to go visit if your at all interest in art and history. It takes some time to get a good view of things there, so pick a day your not rushed.

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Hello, Thank you for taking time to write this nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

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