Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was founded by the Québec government in 1964, at the instigation of artists and collectors who wanted to see an institution established to build a collection of contemporary works by artists from Montréal, Québec, Canada and around the world.

The Musée opened to the public in March 1965 in temporary premises at Place Ville-Marie. It was housed at Château Dufresne from 1965 to 1968, when it moved to the Expo 67 Gallery of International Art, at Cité du Havre. In 1983, the museum was made a provincially owned corporation with the following mission: “To make known, promote and preserve contemporary Québec art and to ensure a place for international contemporary art through acquisitions, exhibitions and other cultural activities.”

Truly a museum for the twenty-first century, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal stands right next to Place des Festivals, in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and on the Place des Arts site. It is part of Canada’s only cultural complex devoted to both the performing and visual arts.

185, Ste-Catherine West
Montreal (Quebec)
H2X 3X5

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am to 9 pm
Thursday to Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm
Venue type
Exhibition : La Question de l’abstraction.
Photo Credit : Richard-Max Tremblay