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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Neighbourhood: Montcalm
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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 418-643-2150
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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The new pavillon (Lassonde) is marvelous

The Musée des beaux-arts de Québec is always an interesting place to visit, but the new Lassonde pavillion has contributed to create a whole new experience when visiting the MBAQ

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Musée des beaux-arts de Québec is always an interesting place to visit, but the new Lassonde pavillion has contributed to create a whole new experience when visiting the MBAQ

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon at the Musee national des beaux-arts. Easy to navigate, interesting exhibitions, and very good translations for non-French speakers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went to the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the light modern new building, with a fun popular little bar area near entrance. Well worth a visit, as is the charming older building with a good restaurant. Not a lot in terms of old masterpieces but a nice mix nevertheless and some very interesting temporary exhibitions are sometimes presented.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Beautiful new glass additional to this already classic museum. Lots of history, lots to see. I miss the old gift shop.

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Palm Beach County
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Maybe we visited on the wrong day, but we found this museum disappointing. Multiple buildings with multiple floors, and only one small area was dedicated to historical art. Most of the displays were "modern" or abstract art... or "installations" that failed to impress. We found the main exhibit, off the lobby interesting. It focused on a single, more traditional artist.... More 

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Johnson, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loved the featured exhibit Pierre Bonnard as I enjoy impressionist paintings and bright color! Interesting historical art and modern art as well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

During the trip my boyfriend and I took his mother to, in Quebec City, we chanced on the Bonnard exhibit at MNBAQ. It's an interesting complex with three different buildings connected together by a main entry pavilion. The modern and historic art have a nice overview of Quebec artists. Most interesting architecturally, was the Pierre Lasonde Pavilion where the contemporary... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went on a Wednesday night when the museum stays open until 9 pm. From 5-9 pm the admission is half price. We were pleased that the wonderful Bonnard exhibit was included in the regular admission and not an additional fee for this very special exhibit. We also really enjoyed the Inuit art on permanent exhibit. I downloaded the museum... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been to many art galleries in the US & Europe. This was a waste of time. It was nice to get in from the cold, and the building is clean and quiet.

1 Thank Susan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Loved it! Amazing Art and not just paintings..the place has its own charm. Just donw forget to see the list of museums/Floors/ Buildings you need to visit. If you stuck with 1st building you might miss the most beautiful art work and most beautiful paintings. Also make sure of the time spend at each building coz Museum closes by 5... More 

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