Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal

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Award winning Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal 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. Take a look at our Montreal online trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Spent the weekend with family and decided to so some sightseeing. Very pleasant surprise that admission was free for the entire family as a March Break Special. An amazing day spent. Beautiful Modern ...  more »
  • This museum is at the very center of Montreal and is situated at the Place Des Festivales and surrounded by other beautiful buildings. A noteworthy stop whenever you are in Montreal  more »
  • The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, known as the MAC, is open to the great movements of today in art in different forms. Visual art, pictorial art, music-his exhibition Leonard Cohen in 2018 was great-what makes the culture, what animates the human. I really enjoyed it pushing farther than just exposure, it offers an experience. Unfortunately-or fortunately-the Museum will be closed from the end of January 2019, and for two years, to remake and enlarge.
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  • Really nice place, if you go to the museum get their before 3 PM and do looks of walking around. Can't wait to gi back
  • Post Modern Art New bright colourful art in various media: painting, mixed media, sculpture, video and interactive made by living artists are showcased using materials like plastic, metal, glass, along with more traditional materials like paints and ceramics. One installation with many light bulbs gradually lighted up when hands touched its control. Another dark room had multiple video screens showing a famous American actress acting in diverse characters in her many films.
  • I went here to see the expo Manifesto. Quite cacophonic but still very interesting. It is reasonably priced and love the fact that you can access it without going outside.
  • Compelling exhibitions of talented artists in Quebec. Should visit by those who want a richer perspective on modern art. For more than twenty years, I have seen compelling exhibitions of art, installations and videos here. Good venue. It's conveniently next to the Montreal Opera.
  • One of the best art museum experiences of my life I would definitely put this on the list of must-see attractions from Montreal
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