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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)
1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a member of this museum, I highly recommend it to any one visiting the city of Montreal. It's a vacation highlight because one can learn about different cultures and art in its many forms, all spread over 5 different pavilions. Historically the museum has...More

Thank Happytogotheway T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has continued to evolve with special exhibits, classic and modern collections and interesting gift shop. Fine small scale lunch resto as well.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very good but long lines as expected - the exhibits were very interesting. We ate there but that was average.

1  Thank sandyanderic333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a highlight of Montréal I loved going there whith friends or solo. The permanent expos are breathtaking and the special ones are really fun, I had the chance to visit the Jean-Paul Gaultier expo and found it very...More

Thank Nieves R
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I'm in no way an art critic or museum snob, this is a fine museum. The nook they had on Napoleon was quite memorable (I love history). Not quite a museum one could lost in, however. Worth checking out, but having seen it once,...More

Thank alydar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with an abundance of activities for children. Variety of art and exhibits. Very family friendly.

Thank Aubrey F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is on our itinerary whenever we visit Montreal, which at present is every Christmas week, hopefully to include the Grand Prix in July with my son-in-law, and then in future, possibly daily when my wife and I retire...More

Thank jeeppage43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the other reviews on here made me wonder if this was going to be worthwhile, but as it was a short walk from my hotel, and in -10° weather, a short walk is best, I decided to check it out. Glad I did....More

2  Thank Evan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely exhibit showcasing paintings, artefacts, sculptures and movies depicting the evolution of the far west and how North America as we know it today. At a crossroad between history, anthropology and the arts this exhibit is worth 2 hours of your time. My 13 year...More

Thank Izzy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time, I have visited the museum, i have truly enjoyed each display. One in particular at the museum was showcasing Peru and I honestly enjoyed the displays along with the enthusiasm of the guides.

Thank Emi S
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22 November 2017|
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Response from Adam M |
It is not.
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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.