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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)
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with great space and interesting exhibitions plus good permanent collection. Stayed twice as long as we planned due to the interest it engendered. Highly recommended.

Thank Rwi302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful facility and fabulous works of art. We were there several hours and still could go back for many more. 5 buildings made it a hard to see all in an afternoon so plan on seeing your favorites first.... Staff was helpful in suggesting some...More

Thank CFLohr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to the museum and we have guided tour for the Napoleon exposition. We have a wonderful time in this place we was a large group so we divided in two for a better visit. The place is well located on...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Montreal adjacent to Crescent this is a must for history buffs and art lovers. Re commend the guided tour in your language of preference. After the museum there are many fine restaurants near by to complete the visit. Try the website...More

Thank 176jimmyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Montrealer and member of the museum, I proudly go to the special exhibits, like the last one on the Western. However, the permanent collection offers a great opportunity for anyone, especially someone from another town, city or country, to see what Canada has...More

Thank traductrice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent several enjoyable hours meandering through an extensive collection of art. It was a cold day and this was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. There is something for every art aficionado. We would highly recommend the museum and we...More

Thank LivetheWay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this gallery every time we are in Montreal. It consistently puts on excellent shows. It has large galleries for travelling exhibits and the permanent collection is very good.

Thank hrodlbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, do not kid yourself the collections are fantastic and the curation is unbelievably good. The Indigenous art collection and its interpretations are incredible. The 16th and 17th Century Art is phenomenal.

Thank DenisAnna1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great exhibits, huge museum, large and varied gift shop. Rotating exhibits tend to be cool, too. Never a bad time to go. P.S. There's a great chocolatier around the corner, too.

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum to see the exhibition on British music and fashion from London in 1960's A very well set out exhibition which led you through with a flow. We ate a breakfast at the restaurant which is totally over priced The rest of...More

Thank Patrick B
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November 22, 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafe.
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Response from sreiter2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.