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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

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A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and at the site of Place des Arts. It lies in the centre of a unique...more
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185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
Quartier des Spectacles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits were very cool, if a little unusual. The museum itself was small, but it is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Thank maggiemy2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got through this museum in a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoined it. Lots of interactive and techie pieces which sometimes can be cheesy but these were great. Definitely recommend. Plus a good bookstore.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The opening is really easy to miss with all the construction but just look for the "MAC" sign or take the metro, which stops afew floors below the museum gift store. This is a small and in my opinion overpriced museum of contemporary art. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find contemporary art exhibits can go either way for me and this visit was well worth it. The Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was interactive and interesting. I particularly enjoyed the belt display looking at masculine power, would have been very interesting to see the multiple belts...More

Thank msc_travel2013
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Huge gallery space with some interesting contemporary exhibits. I especially liked the tape measure exhibit when I was there. Other thought provoking art to make you think differently about world issues. I am not usually a fan of contemporary art, but I LOVED this museum....More

Thank kimstadlin
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Visited in May. Thought it would take a couple hours out of my day. An hour max. Pretty small museum, perhaps part of it was prepping for another exhibit. The two interactive displays (some piano piece and some charts/graphs) were quite interesting. Art work was...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The museum has interactive features so you can experience art using your senses. I only wish it was bigger on the inside. From the outside, I thought I could spend a few hours but I was done in under an hour.

Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

In late May, the museum was installing a new exhibition, so we saw the Pictures for an Exhibition instalment from the permanent collection. The entry price was reduced in consequence. The exhibition was well-presented with lots of space to wander round the installations and room...More

1  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The museum only had one exhibit that was open so it had reduced entry fee. There was plenty of school age kids when I visited. It is part of the Montreal Attraction Pass so it should be your first stop after picking up the pass.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on a rainy day while in Montreal. It is quite a nice place but unfortunately they were between exhibits so they only had their permanent one which was quite small and nothing exciting. I'd recommend knowing what is there...More

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and
arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive
playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30
performance halls, with the vibrant Place des
Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space
features glowing towers, glass edifices, and
granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals,
concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and
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Sharon T
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Sharon, this is a museum I visit less frequently. I am spoiled by MOMA, NY. The MAC, as we call it certainly represents local and international artists, and is in a great part of town. Treir site will answer most if not all... More
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and that was enough to get a good sense of all the rooms. However, if you want to listen to all the videos and read all the texts, you will need more time.
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