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“Very competent collection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
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Ranked #6 of 394 things to do in Montreal
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
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“Very competent collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Average building with a very nice collection. Nice cafe (tablecloths) inside. Free for permanent collection. Upcharge for special exhibits.

Visited November 2013
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“Interesting for its Canadian and Native Art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is a very rambling museum on two sides of a road. The Inuit Art collection is very interesting, and it had a good Chihuly exhibit while we were there, but it is rather weak in international painting--more of a "local" museum.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

A world class gallery with beautiful works by some of the world's most talented artists. Be sure to visit the modern art area and the Impressionist room. Lots of Monet, Picasso and Dali.
The Napoleon exhibit was fantastic - they even have an original outfit, including a hat worn by the Emperor.

Visited November 2013
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“Nice collections and no admission fees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

We enjoyed the Musee des Beaux Arts. The permanent collection is free of charge; very nice for accessibility for all. We saw the works of many artist previously unknown to us. We did not have time to see the special exhibit of Venetian art and music which looked wonderful. It was also a bit pricey at $20/person. Guess that's one way to keep the general admission free. The small collection of Inuit sculpture was very appealing.

Visited November 2013
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“amazing collectionand free entrance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

it's a really nice collection and very diversified, with photography , contemporary art and a native tiny collection which is fantastic
a lovely couple of hours

Visited November 2013
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