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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
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$85.28*
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Ranked #6 of 394 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.
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“Always worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Located right downtown and in a great space, this museum's exhibitions are always informative and thoughtful. The current "Venezia" exhibition also involves music from that era and the galleries always have a good variety of art.

Visited November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We like it so much we became members 60.00 a year and all the temporary exhibits you want (each is normally 25.00). Very varied themes, design, archaeology, painting, sculpture. From all over the World and very centered.

Visited November 2013
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“Art Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Definitely need to go to this art museum. It worth the trip especially when its cold out in Montreal. There is a lot of art to see, and its free.

Visited February 2013
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“Fine space, interesting and diverse exhibits and installations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

First visit was to see the Chihuly exhibit, and we were hooked on the place and bought a membership. Back to see "Venezia" and quite enjoyed that, too. Nice variety of galleries, offering something for every taste.

Visited November 2013
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“Very competent collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Average building with a very nice collection. Nice cafe (tablecloths) inside. Free for permanent collection. Upcharge for special exhibits.

Visited November 2013
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