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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada (Montcalm)
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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Ranked #19 of 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

NC
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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 

Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a four star if you are NOT looking for works by the "star" painters (like Renoir, Rembrandt), if you appreciate the presentation of the art (like the building the works are housed in, how they are curated), if you love beautiful and beautifully presented Inuit art, and if you like seeing A LOT OF ART BY THE SAME... 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 for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. You are right: we aren't showing international "star" painter. But we do show the "stars" for our province! We of course also program international exhibitions, but our main goal is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art. We are very pleased to... More 

St. John's, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I like big modern art and quebec folk art. This is a nice museum, a real expression of quebec culture.The first nations exhibits are exceptional. The high end restaurant is very, very good. No problem with speaking english, my wife does not speak french and she had no issues.

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

Thankk you for taking time to write a (nice!) review on the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Since the MNBAQ's mission is to make known, promote and preserve Québec art, we are very pleased that you enjoyed it. We are also glad you liked the Restaurant, Did you like the amazing view? Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community... More 

Lancashire
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139 reviews 139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A pleasant walk from the centre, the gallery has a range of galleries covering mainly Canadian, including inuit, art.

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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 very pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We spent half a day enjoying the art in the museum. Take the time to enjoy the grounds and the spectacular view from the back patio. We enjoyed a simple, but elegant, snack at the museum. Then we strolled thru the Plains of Abraham.

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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 reviwe about the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your visit. Yes, we are so lucky to be located in National Battlefields Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham. This urban park is one of the most marvellous in the world. Hope to... More 

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