Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

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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. Take a look at our Montreal online trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In Montreal for an museum-related symposium, I was with a group of other attendees given a private tour by museum staff. It was a marvelous experience -- the young man leading our tour was engaging an...  more »
  • This museum had some interesting art installations, including a circle of life-size, very realistic seated women clad and veiled all in black, meditating on who knew what, and a huge statue that was v...  more »
  • If you have the chance to get the reduced ticket price, go for it. Since the Museum had only one exhibition available we got a ticket for only 5$ which is a fair price if that´s the case. Charging 15 ...  more »
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  • A very small museum, but the space is really cool (almost an art piece in its own right). Unless any particular piece stops you in your tracks for a while, the whole exhibit can be viewed in well under an hour. Not my favourite of all Montreal museums, but I did find some thought provoking pieces even despite not caring for the conceptual art.
  • Very interesting place, loved the pieces they had on display. The work is very creative and different from regular museums or art galleries.
  • It was a rather quick walk through for myself (only took an hour or so), and it's best if there aren't any school tours because kids are obnoxious and they crowd the gallery. I definitely would not say I have a particular interest in modern art, but it is always interesting to see what people have been inspired to do. This gallery provides a generous space for a limited amount of exhibits, which can be good and bad, depending on your perspective. There were some exhibits entirely in French (descriptions and labels) so as a visiting Torontonian Anglophone, it was difficult for me to enjoy or understand.
  • A lot of interesting themes with a diversity pf artist every 2 or 3 months in contemporary context
  • Thoughtfully curated exhibits, enormous collection. Can easily spend 3-4 hours here. And the majority of the museum is free!

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