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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
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Immerse yourself in an encyclopedic collection of culture at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, one of Canada’s most prominent art museums. Spread across four sprawling pavilions, the museum plays host to a diverse archive of international artists, Canadian and Quebec art, world cultures and decorative design expressed through a plethora of creative mediums. Founded in 1860, the collection has grown to over 41,000 works, ranging from antiquity to contemporary art and design. Take your time to explore the rich variety of works on display, and be sure not miss the impressive Tiffany stained glass windows, opened in 2011 as part of a 444-seat concert venue. Make The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal family vacation planner.
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  • Finally a pricing system that is income based. Children and young people pay nothing and therefore many young people there are. Super
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  • It is the city's best-known Art Museum. Of course, the building is beautiful. Admission is also free (except temporary exhibition). And the variety of works and currents won't let anyone on the tile. But in reality, which is more annoying, this is a highly subjective question: the sensitivity in the face of an artistic work. And I must admit that most of the time, with the exception of the Impressionists, I was not very sensitive to the paintings and photographs of this museum. Perhaps many will find their happiness. But I clearly was not of them.
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  • Have been a number of times, but the last time I went to the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition. Really excellent. There was lots of well written information that provided a context for each painting. Learne...  more »
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  • I loved this museum. There's something for everyone. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours if you are visiting everything. The fact that you travel underground and don't realize you are on the other side of the street is architectural genius to me.
  • i love fine arts and i love this place! always get a giggle stopping by the grenade drawer sculpture. i mean, bruno mars!!! there's always some interesting exhibits going on and the permanent ones are still interesting enough to look at once in a while as you might see something you didn't see previously. yes, its not free anymore if you're over 30 which is a big shame and let's face it, that's the demographic that goes to museums a lot. you still have access to them if you pay for one of the exhibit so its not so bad. and they always have something going on during nuit blanche but its totally not worth it.
  • Really enjoyed the visiting Mapplethorpe exhibit, friendly staff, long line up for tickets but it moves quickly. Reciprocal memberships with AGO/ROM good for one admission and discount on special exhibits spent the full day and had a wonderful time.
  • Beautiful building. Was there for the Maplethorpe exhibition. Loved the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition as well. Trivia - Apparently Napoleon Bonaparte's hat is there :) Only negative is the weird short-height-step stairs in the building.
  • A museum worth visiting! I enjoyed my time here. It's not too big, so you can do it in 2 hours or so, depending on your speed.