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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I go see every exhibition they have. It’s one of those places that never disappoints. I recently went to the Picasso exhibit. Very worth the visit!

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Reviewed yesterday

I arrived on the last day and spent the entire day totally absorbed in exhibits. Truly enjoyed my time

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don’t miss this comprehensive museum. Right now the Picasso exhibit is outstanding. It’s not just about Picasso and how African art influenced him but it’s an extensive take on our changing perception of what we once called “primitive” art. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is comprised of an older building on one side of the street, and a newer building on the opposite side, joined by an underground walkway. Admission is through the newer building only. As a first time visitor, I found the museum's permanent collections...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me say that I love this museum. I love the building and I love the permanent collection, so I had high hopes for the Picasso and African art exhibition. Unfortunately, it was hands-down the worst exhibition I’ve ever seen. Waffling, grandiose, insufferably pretentious narrative...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was looking forward to the Picasso exhibition. Picasso, Africa, the Far East and the Americas. The displays were pathetic and badly organised, consisting of second grade Picasso paintings and drawings from the Paris Picasso museum cellar I guess and some African art work again...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Museum is so well curated. You won't be disappointed with the permanent collection or any new exhibition. enjoy p

Thank Pedro M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We like the old masters, Flemish, Impressionist and non religious paintings.We loved that this museum consisted of smaller rooms, often broken by floor to ceiling glass windowed rooms of the surrounding buildings. There was an interesting mixture of paintings with other types of art like...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my last visit to the Montreal museum of fine arts, I visit the Canadien hall, this is for artists of all province of Canada. They have different sections by centuries and decades, also with different kinds of techniques in paintings and sculptures like all...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A truly great selection of art / the Picasso exhibit is worth the visit- you will need several hours to tour all the exhibits properly - well worth the price of admission!!

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