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“Time for some culture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-285-2000
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Ranked #7 of 239 attractions in Montreal
Type: Art Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and straddles two buildings, the 1912 original and its 1991 across-the-street annex with underground galleries that connect the two sites.
Sidney, Ohio
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“Time for some culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

You can do this museum in probably 3 hours tops. I always like the Dutch school with Rembrandt and others. But what was more interesting is the Design museum across the street. Just a lot of stuff I recognize as high design in every day application.

Visited June 2012
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“Very modern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

It is indeed very recommended for tourists. It is special, not just another arts museum. Everything has a special architecture that enhances the art. Big and excellent.

Visited October 2011
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“Les beaux arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Montreal's main art museum includes several attached buildings (both new and old) and an extensive and beautiful collection of paintings and objects. We really enjoyed a current exhibit of modern glass, ceramics, and modern materials molded into chairs and light fixtures. Although it covers arts across the ages, the museum has some wonderful impressionist (Matisse), cubist (Picasso), post-modern (Basquiat) and Canadian abstract painters (Riopelle).

Visited June 2012
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“Top quality museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We were first impressed by the special exhibition of Wellelmann's art, more than has probably ever been assembled in one place before. Then the permanent collection is extensive and varied.
We were only there for a few hours but could easily have spent two days going through all of the galleries. We also enjoyed lunch in the formal restaurant, where the menu is limited but the dishes are very well prepared.

Visited June 2012
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“Great Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I could spend days, DAYS, to see everything on display. If you have time and you are visiting here, you won't be disappointed.....

Visited July 2011
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