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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Neighbourhood: Montcalm
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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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+1 418-643-2150
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Pretty museum with old and new buildings - both of interest

We went to the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the light modern new building, with a fun popular little bar area near entrance. Well worth a visit, as is the charming older building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the light modern new building, with a fun popular little bar area near entrance. Well worth a visit, as is the charming older building with a good restaurant. Not a lot in terms of old masterpieces but a nice mix nevertheless and some very interesting temporary exhibitions are sometimes presented.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful new glass additional to this already classic museum. Lots of history, lots to see. I miss the old gift shop.

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Palm Beach County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we visited on the wrong day, but we found this museum disappointing. Multiple buildings with multiple floors, and only one small area was dedicated to historical art. Most of the displays were "modern" or abstract art... or "installations" that failed to impress. We found the main exhibit, off the lobby interesting. It focused on a single, more traditional artist.... More 

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Johnson, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the featured exhibit Pierre Bonnard as I enjoy impressionist paintings and bright color! Interesting historical art and modern art as well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the trip my boyfriend and I took his mother to, in Quebec City, we chanced on the Bonnard exhibit at MNBAQ. It's an interesting complex with three different buildings connected together by a main entry pavilion. The modern and historic art have a nice overview of Quebec artists. Most interesting architecturally, was the Pierre Lasonde Pavilion where the contemporary... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Wednesday night when the museum stays open until 9 pm. From 5-9 pm the admission is half price. We were pleased that the wonderful Bonnard exhibit was included in the regular admission and not an additional fee for this very special exhibit. We also really enjoyed the Inuit art on permanent exhibit. I downloaded the museum... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to many art galleries in the US & Europe. This was a waste of time. It was nice to get in from the cold, and the building is clean and quiet.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it! Amazing Art and not just paintings..the place has its own charm. Just donw forget to see the list of museums/Floors/ Buildings you need to visit. If you stuck with 1st building you might miss the most beautiful art work and most beautiful paintings. Also make sure of the time spend at each building coz Museum closes by 5... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The physical facilities of the Fine Arts Museum may be its most interesting feature. The location on the Plains of Abraham is also beautiful. We went in early December and the fields were filled with snow. A very pretty sight to see the snowy fields overlooking the river. The museum consists of several buildings--central admin, modern, contemporary, and historic. They... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The great majority of the collection is in the modern Pierre Lassonde Pavilion and most of the space in the other two is for temporary exhibits. We spent about half a day here, but mostly because it was snowing too much to enjoy being outside... If you like modern or contemporary art you may it enjoy it more than we... More 

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