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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
(3.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Award winning Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal remains Canada's only museum dedicated to contemporary performing and visual arts. Founded in 1964, the museum devotes temporary exhibitions to rising contemporary artists, both Canadian and international. Soak in the sense of endlessness in the sleek and beautifully lit rooms exhibiting contemporary photographs, videos, paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The museum restaurant offers fine dining in a modern minimal environment. Stop by the gift shop and take away a piece the museum's elegance in a souvenir. Put Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal into our Montreal vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Montreal.
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  • A fine museum of modern art kept fresh by its daring and by its loyal guides. Well presented and well commented. Just a wonderful place to wander in art. To feel the freshness of expression and origin...  more »
  • Located within the Quartier des Spectacles, this small Museum of contemporary art has left me a little puzzled. "Extreme" art exhibition, too much of "research" and uninteresting. I was disappointed.
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  • Came here with my husband to the exhibition contemporary artists. Unfortunately not all rooms have worked at this time. But had to be content with what you have. Contemporary art is very different from that which could be observed in the early 2000 's, Now quite different vision of seemingly mundane things. Many worthy works I met. Spent time here with pleasure. Really liked the work of young talents. I recommend to go.
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  • Cool place with really thought-provoking pieces. Good mix of mediums also. Security was ridiculous though I was scolded for pointing at something in one room and then another guard followed me so closely they nearly bumped into me several times.
  • A beautiful space, with hit-or-miss exhibits. Out of the multiple exhibits we explored I only really enjoyed two of them. Admission was $14 per person, which is satisfactory, but its worth a shot if you're into contemporary art. The Museum of Fine Arts provides a little more quality and value than this one, but I'm sure when MAC has a few good exhibits it's worth a couple hours.
  • Small museum. We stayed for less than an hour. We found about half of the work compelling(not bad) and the work was presented/staged well. There is a better and larger modern art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • I like to go to the MAC to be entertained. Most of their exhibits are of high quality; however, do your research because the museum splurges a lot of their budget on one to two amazing exhibits per year---go to see these without hesitation. Their permanent collection is small but has amazing pieces by Riopell and a few striking Quebecois works of 1950s minimalism/primitivism that I love.
  • Good culture stop,a pleasant and diverse selection of style and artists.