Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has the highest attendance rate among Canadian museums. In 2013, over 1 million people visited its unique encyclopedic collection, which includes more than 41,000 works, and its original temporary exhibitions, which combine artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, film, fashion, design) and feature innovative exhibition designs. It conceives, produces and circulates many of its exhibitions across Europe and North America. It is also one of Canada’s leading publishers of art books in English and French, which are distributed worldwide. Over 200,000 families and schoolchildren take part in its educational, cultural and community-oriented programmes each year. The MMFA boasts 88,000 VIPs — the highest museum membership in Canada. The fall of 2011 saw the opening of a fourth pavilion at the Museum – the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art – and a 444-seat concert venue – Bourgie Hall – housing an outstanding collection of Tiffany stained glass windows. This expansion also brought about the reinstallation of the Museum’s rich holdings in its other three pavilions, which house the world cultures, international art, Medieval to contemporary European art, and decorative art and design collections. Music is now an integral part of the Museum, providing another perspective on the visual arts through musical audioguides and other innovative activities. The Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière, which were inaugurated in 2012, have almost doubled the Museum’s facilities for schools, families and community groups. In 2014, the Festival International des Films sur l’Art (FIFA) took up permanent residence at the Museum. The Festival will be incorporating its films into the slate of activities offered by the MMFA. A fifth pavilion devoted to international art and education will open its doors in late 2016 for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

1380, Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal (Quebec)
H3G 1J5

Opening Hours
Museum’s collection
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 9 pm
Thursday to Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Venue type
Photo credit : Bernard Fougères et Jean-François Lejeune