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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

9.341 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum
Ranked #15 in Montreal things to do
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1380 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1J5, Canada
514-285-2000
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/
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No visit to Montreal, Canada is complete without a visit to the exceptional Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Montreal. Also known as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, entrance into the museum is always free ... Read more
(except for special collections which require a fee). Enjoy browsing the museum’s extensive collections of paintings, sculpture, glass, furniture and porcelain. See some of the great masters such as Bruegel, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Rodin, Matisse, El Greco and the incomparable Picasso. Take a break from the masterpieces and enjoy a light bite to eat in the Petit Café or, if you desire something more substantial, try the Bistro which was given a four-star review by Voir. If you plan on stopping by, check the website for admission times and please note the museum is closed on Mondays.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A beautiful museum both inside and out. This museum is well worth a visit for both art lovers and the casual visitor.

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Cocoa

Excellent and varied collections w/permanent Chihuly glass structure gracing the facade. Fun contemporary exhibits on basement level.

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Montreal's most famous museum ! 5 minutes ride by car or cab. If you like walking, its a nice 15-20 minutes walk through downtown. Features an exhibit on "Chagall" right now.

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Local from Montreal

On the last Sunday of every month they grant visitors free entry to the main exhibits!

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

The museum has four buildings all connected underground. There's a Canadian building featuring Inuit art through modern local art, an international art collection, and an outstanding design collection. Best of all, currently the museum is free if your under 30, or at least look it.

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Queens, New York State, USA

I really liked all the different exhibits at this museum. They have pieces from centuries ago, as well as some very recent pieces. I also liked how easy it was to find your way from one exhibit to the next. This is also a great place to go if you are on a budget. Visitors under 30 do not have to pay to see the permanent exhibits.

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Local from Montreal, Canada

This is a great place to go for an afternoon and it's won't cost you a dime! The permanent collection is large, ranging and always free. The Musee des Beaux Arts is on Sherbrooke in the west end of downtown and is accessible easily from Guy Concordia Metro stop. The museum itself looks beautiful, it's stunning architecture is at once modern and classical with huge white stone pillars and uncommon angles. The "house collection" features ancient Egyptian sculptures, Emily Carr Paintings and has an entire floor of modern art exhibits as well. This is a really good place to go and the price can't be beat.

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Local from Montreal, Canada

With one of the largest art collections in the world, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal is the biggest and probably most well-known Montreal museum. This Montreal art mecca is spread out over four pavilions and a striking sculpture gallery. If you're looking to fully immerse yourself in local art, check out the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion where you can see art created by the early Canadian settlers or admire Serge LeMoyne's quirky pop art. If you're more of classicist, the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion has a beautiful collection that spans from the middle ages to impressionism and beyond.

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Saskatoon, Canada

This museum pulls off a Quebec focus while keeping the permanent collection alive and interesting. Plus, great kids programs, family programs, and En Masse-decorated walls in the activity section.

A truly wonderful museum, particularly if you have an interest in Quebecois art history.

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Great museum for its permanent like its temporary collections ! I love the pavilion for Canadian art from inuit art to contemporary !

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Impressive museum with a large collection of Québécois art. The Italian design exhibition was my favorite though there is something here that will appeal to everyone. Takes 2-3 hours if you take your time. Keep an eye out for special exhibits. $12 for the permanent collection, $20 including the special exhibits. Spread across multiple building accessed through the basement. A little confusing to navigate so be sure to grab a map.

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Dublin, California, USA

For a free-admission art museum, the Museum of Fine Arts is a worthy visit. The museum is centrally located in downtown and easily accessible by Peel and Concordia STM stations. The collections extends through three buildings and includes a sculpture garden. You can find arts from many eras - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionist, Cubism ... They have paintings by Renoir, Monet and Picasso to list a few. They also have special exhibitions from time to time that's paid admission. The only down side is they are only open on weekdays, which makes it a little difficult for weekend tourists to visit.

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Toronto, Canada

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was one of my favourite highlights of the trip. Great museum and selection of art.

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London, UK

Impressive museum of fine arts which I happened to find when I had an afternoon free to wander. Probably not worth more than an hour or two, but surprising collection. Will try to find some snaps.

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Toronto, Ontario

Amazing FREE art collection. Huge Napoleon gallery, some of the best Canadian art ever (Emily Carr, Kent Monkman), and lots more. Love it.

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Calgary, Canada

The Museum recently underwent a renovation which included a better connection to the building across the road. As a result, there is more space for the collection and special exhibitions. It is one of the best art museums in Canada.

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Westport, Connecticut, USA

It's free! It also has a wonderful collection. I saw some new Picassos, and a variety of sculptures by Jean Arp that I loved. The exhibition on Napoleon was fascinating, with art, silver, furniture, and clothing he wore.

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Daly City, California
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Before you go, be sure to download the free iPhone app for an audio guide, including musical accompaniment that represents the artwork. They just opened a new permanent exhibit about Napoleon, featuring his famous hat among other artifacts.

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Walking distance from the apartment

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Somerset, New Jersey

Great location near
scenic and trendy shops.

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