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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
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Ranked #6 of 393 things to do in Montreal
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
St. John's, Canada
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“If you are in Montreal just go”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a truly great museum and free for the general collection. The museum is situated downtown and is easy to reach. Cafe is good.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto
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“So much to see!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This museum/art gallery has quite an eclectic collection of art. Located in 2 buildings with an underground pass, you can easily spend a day in here. A must see!!!

Visited December 2012
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Toronto
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“What a joy!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I went to the Impressionist exhibition today - it was very busy but amazing. I wish that I had more time to visit the rest of the museum. The permanent collection appears to be very diverse and amazing.

If I have one comment that isn't to the positive, that it was not easy to get from the main area to the impressionist exhibition. I am currently walking with a cane due to an injury and found the instructions I received confusing.

But please go to the Musee!! It is a very beautiful place.

Visited January 2013
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Newark, Delaware
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“Don't Wait for a Return of the Impressionists to Go”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I went because of the Impressionists exhibit, but I could have spent another day there with the more permanent exhibits. Don't miss the Inuit Art. All of the pavilions are connected underground, so moving through the museum is not complicated even though it occupies several city blocks.

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Amazing”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

The museum has four buildings with underground paths to go from one building to another. They have an huge collection of art from medieval times to experimental design. Better to give one whole day just for this wonderful place. They also have arts from impressionist era but they charge a minor fee. In case you are going to take photos, keep your flash off.

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