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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • What I look for is roominess, variety, risk, places to sit and ponder, varied forms and local influence. This museum had them all. We were given a reduced tariff because it was not all open.  more »
  • The Musee is under construction, but the permanent exhibition is a worthwhile diversion while in Montreal. There are different mediums used by a variety of artists that evoke a wide range of emotions....  more »
  • When in a new city, I always visit the modern art museum(s). There were a couple exhibit halls closed the day we went, but still much to see. The Teresa Margolles exhibit was intense but wonderful and...  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.
  • 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.
  • Thoughtfully curated exhibits, enormous collection. Can easily spend 3-4 hours here. And the majority of the museum is free!
  • Didn't understand any of the art, but I think that's the point. It was pretty. Some of the benches look like benches, but they are art. Do not sit there.
  • 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.