The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) is dedicated to promoting and acquiring the work of Canadian and International artists, past and present. The museum has a vast collection of Ancient Cultures, European Art, Canadian Art, Inuit and Amerindian Art, Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts. The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street.
Exihibts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1860 and it considered to be Canada’s oldest art institution. It is Montreal’s largest museum and is one of the most prominent museums in Canada. The museum currently holds nearly 35,000 objects – paintings, sculptures, works on paper, prints and drawings, photographs and decorative art objects – from Antiquity to today.
The Pavilions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The museum is separated into three pavilions: a 1912 Beaux Arts building designed by William Sutherland Maxwell and Edward Maxwell, now named the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion; the modernist Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion across the street, designed by Moshe Safdie, built in 1991; and the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion. A fourth pavilion, named the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, should be opening soon.
Admission to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Admission to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is free at all times for the permanent exhibitions. In return, the museum encourages people to donate in order to enable the Museum to offer its interesting array of activities. Visitors must pay for the temporary exhibitions. The admission is half price on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for adults.