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. With our international travel planner, Montreal attractions like The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 4, 2017
    What a wonderful museum! We were only her three hours but I could have easily spent much more time. The art is well exhibited, well lighted. The docents were helpful and we even had one that took us d...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I wish we had been able to go during the day to stay longer, but the time we spent there was nice. I saw the Revolution exhibit as well as Love Is Love. Great exhibits, would definitely check out the ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Visiting the Musée des Beaux-arts du Montreal is a challenging experience due in large part to the lack of architectural and display "cohesion". There have been multiple renovations and additions each...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    My only experience here thus far was for the Chagall exhibit and I was blown away. The exhibit was larger than I anticipated and was organized in such a way that really exemplified the breadth of his talent; sets, costumes, stained glass? His talent is far above what I originally thought and thanks to the exhibit this was clear. I've yet to see any of the permanent collections but since it's free for those 30 and younger I'll certainly be in and out multiple times in the coming months. Also, Wednesdays after 17h30 is reduced price if I remember correctly. For those wanting to go on Museum Day (last Sunday of the month) the temporary expositions will still be regular price, the only difference is there will be a TON of people there and you will hear many people whispering saying that had no idea it wasn't free despite that detail being listed in the description and itinerary for the day. Knowing this, I suggest using that day to explore other museums-why pay the same amount to be in a exposition where you can barely see anything due to the number of people mulling around trying to get a good view? Besides that, wonderful museum.
  • July 4, 2017
    One of my favorite museums experiences in many years. The collections and special exhibits are phenomenal. Our 18 year-old-son even enjoyed our day here!!
  • July 7, 2017
    Nice building. But security guards are over-reacting. I just want to visit the bookstore.
  • July 4, 2017
    The temporary exhibitions never disappoint... just out of Love is Love (Jean Paul Gaultier) and Revolution (60s ebullient society) and was thrilled as usual
  • June 23, 2017
    I was a bit underwhelmed by most exhibits. However, the Inuit art one is amazing. Too bad it is so small. The Revolution exhibit is also great, but it is temporary.

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