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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
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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

Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Four buildings to see

We are interested in Inuit sculpture and the museum has an excellent collection that is well described on the labels. We enjoyed the Bonnard exhibit that is currently on loan and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Temple Terrace, Florida
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are interested in Inuit sculpture and the museum has an excellent collection that is well described on the labels. We enjoyed the Bonnard exhibit that is currently on loan and wandered into the historic part of the museum. We ran out of time; the museum consists of four interconnected buildings. If we lived in Quebec, we would definitely become... More 

Thank simonthecellar
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a rainy day and the architecture is very interesting including the old cells,views outside are fantastic.Some of the art was not to my taste but loved the modern and contemporary art not having any pre conceived ideas about what would be installed I wasn't disappointed.I had lunch at the cafe-Wow $35 for a silver service three course... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inuit gallery was enlightening and held a wide array of works in bone, antler and stone - impressive in quality and design -- my favorite. I only had time to see the new wing, which featured contemporary Canadian art and design and a temporary Bonnard show in addition to the Inuit. All housed in a spacious and light-filled structure... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short distance outside the old city, located at the edge of The Plaines of Abraham Park, Is this complex of interconnected buildings that comprise the museum. Exhibits range from the early French colonies to present day contemporary and work from Quebec's abstract artists. There are several areas with temporary exhibits. The Inuit art collection is extensive and fascinating. There... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, with lots of interesting exhibits that are well curated both in French and English. You can do this quickly or easily linger and savor some exhibits, with more than just master paintings.

Thank BarryandJackie
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The complex itself was great. A beautiful mix of ultra modern and perfectly restored. The art on display was an enjoyable variety of paintings, sculpture, and other unique renderings. For me, this museum offered a much better experience than its counterpart in Montreal.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very recently on a brief vacation in Quebec City - from October 14 - October 18 of this year, 2016. While there, I went one afternoon to the Musée national dea beaux-arts du Québec. At the above-mentioned venue, I went to visit two galleries. Firstly, I went to see the works of artist Jean-Paul Riopelle. His works are... More 

Thank Gail B
Penticton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Be aware that this is mordern art that will have you shaking your head. The older buildings on the other hand have been well re assigned for this function and the modern addition works quite well with some impressive details such as fretted glass windows which are held in place with only silicone (technical term is 4 sided silicone installation)... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful art complex- three different buildings (at least) one of which was an old penitentiary- they have some of the cells still around.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Situated in the park on the Plains of Abraham, there are three principle areas including modern, contemporary and historic sections. Having visited many fine art museums in Europe, this was certainly different with an eclectic mix of modern installations, paintings representing Quebec culture and a wonderful collection of Inuit art and carvings. We spent 3 hours in the spacious museum... More 

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