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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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  • World class. I can recommend a 5-6 hour visit to this great art museum based on visiting most of the world's great art museums. The museum is packed with great art. I liked the permanent collection of...  more »
  • the distributed collection of modern art on three houses, is definitely worth seeing old Quebec champion, inubit art and temporary exhibitions. with my backpack and the security policy I found not so exciting - but there are lockers for storage.
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  • Great! We were there for about 3hrs with our 5 y/o kids and we all had a great time. If it was just my wife and I we could have spent much longer there. There was so much to see the kids hung in a lot...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Nice building. But security guards are over-reacting. I just want to visit the bookstore.
  • The temporary exhibitions never disappoint... just out of Love is Love (Jean Paul Gaultier) and Revolution (60s ebullient society) and was thrilled as usual
  • 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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