1. The coat check is free! They will also check bags. Bring a little tip money.
2. On level two on the contemporary art pavilion, right above some of the art is a hidden reading nook! What a lovely space to sit and reflect on the art and read. There are beanbags for lounging!
3. The museum allows in-and-out privileges, so you can spend the morning here, and then go to lunch or take a walk, and then come back and finish the rest of the museum in the afternoon.
4. There is a wonderful café, but if you find the menu limiting, you are only a five minute walk from Rue Cartier, with tons of restaurants and shops.
5. There are four main pavilions, and one of them is closed to the public, but there is still plenty of art in the other three! Don’t neglect to visit all of the pavilions. Some of them host contemporary art while others host historical art. Of course, there are visiting exhibitions as well.
6. The architecture of the contemporary art pavilion is Instagram worthy! Walking up the beautiful white staircases, you are greeted with glass (and views!) as you ascend.
7. Photo opps! There is access to a rooftop terrace in the contemporary pavilion as well. Beautiful photo opp. Also, since the top of the contemporary pavilion is glass, there’s a wonderful photo opportunity of looking down at the street, the Grand Allee, below.
8. If you are visiting before January 8, 2023:
Be sure to see the Inuit Universe exhibition featuring Manasie Akpaliapik. There’s also a very moving exhibit about sanatoriums, and the '350 years of art practices in Quebec' is not to be missed as well. These all end in early January.
9. If you miss the visiting Inuit art exhibition, there is a permanent exhibition in the contemporary pavilion as well on the third floor.