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Address: 241 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4M3, Canada
Phone Number: 18198212115
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is located in the former...

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is located in the former headquarters of the Eastern Townships Bank, a fine 19th century building which is part of Sherbrooke's architectural heritage. Its downtown location places the museum at the very heart of regional cultural activities. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has as its primary mission the promotion of the fine arts, encouraging appreciation of both their universal value and their regional flavour. To this end, the Musée is interested in works produced by the artists of the Eastern Townships, inspired by this region, or collected by its citizens. The Musée also works towards the study and collection of national and international art naïf, as well as the presentation of artistic achievements developed elsewhere. In its three galleries, the museum presents some ten exhibitions per year. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is supported by le ministère de la Culture et des Communications, by the city of Sherbrooke, and by the generosity of its members. Established in 1982 by a group of art lovers, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is the principal agent of conservation and promotion of the visual arts in the Eastern Townships. Accredited by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec in March 1990, since 1996 the museum has occupied an historic 19th century building, formerly the head office of the Eastern Townships Bank in downtown Sherbrooke. This completely restored building meets all the norms of museology and conservation. Over the years, the Musée has become an important factor in the conservation and diffusion of the visual arts in the Eastern Townships and is known for its dynamism, professionalism, and accessibility.

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Smallish but manageable

The Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts is not a big museum, and that's not a bad thing. Essentially on three floors, you can visit it all without getting "museum fatigue". This was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice repurposed bank building, but limited handicapped access. Collection of local artists work and handicrafts is interesting but undistinguished

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Roxane N, Responsable des relations clients at Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this review

Hi, we invite you to contact us at communications@mbas.qc.ca. We would like to hear more about your opinion to see what we can do to improve ourselves. We will be waiting to hear from you. Thank you ! More 

Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is not the biggest art museum there is, but it is quite frankly a good thing. You won't spend enough time there to suffer from museum sickness and you will enjoy every floor !. The collection is very interesting and there is a good variety in the temporary exposition. Don't miss the Simpson-Coburn collection, and be sure to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts is not a big museum, and that's not a bad thing. Essentially on three floors, you can visit it all without getting "museum fatigue". This was our second visit. We visited three exhibitions, two temporary (David Spriggs: PRISM and René Derouin: ULTIMATE TERRITORIES) and the permanent collection (Spaces and Landscapes). The temporary exhibits were... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I like the emphasis they put on local artists. The museum is not dry big so the works on display are somewhat limited. They have some nice items for sale. Parking is limited.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

currently a show of early Andy Warhol magazine ads, book covers, record jackets, etc. some look kind of "high school", but those early products grow into his use of everyday items, and the colors he eventually used well. neat show includes sculptor Roland Poulin... interesting use of straight line metal. well worth an hour or two. very helpful docents, happy... More 

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Weedon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is very pleasant to walk around and into this little museum. We recently enjoyed the Andy Wahol exhibition, and admiring flowers, gorge and murals close by!

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our guide, René, was such a wonderful man. We were visiting as a school group and we thrilled by the experience. Unfortunately René met with a tragic accident only a week after our visit and passed away. He will be sorely missed. His passion and love of art will be remembered always.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a small museum but very complete for a small city museum. Local artists do most of the displays, some avante-gard, some projection art, and experimental [use of props]...on the 3rd floor more traditional art but no artist of renown. It was interesting, and if you are in town and have time, it is worth the 1 hour it... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I think that it is nice that Sherbrooke has its own Museum of Fine Arts but don't expect to have as many rooms and art pieces to admire as you would find in any other city. The place is structurally beautiful (it used to be a bank) and it is not an expensive visit so, on a gloomy afternoon when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Just walking around town I came across this place. A good dirstraction during a tough training trip at head office. Was not expecting to find a place like this in Sherbrooke! The selection of exhibited artwork was quite diverse - not too keep on the modern normally, but it may grow on me.... Accessible and was impressed to hear they... More 

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