Combining both a rich cultural history and a thriving arts scene, Montreal is home to the most important museums and art galleries in the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the oldest and most prestigious of Canadian art institutions.
Founded in 1860 and installed in its current building since 1912, the museum is accessible on either side of Sherbrooke Street and is spread over a series of four neighbouring houses, connected by an underground tunnel. Visit the Desmarais Pavilion, famous for its international art collection, including works by Cézanne, Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt, Rodin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. The underground gallery offers art collections of the world Islamic art and art from Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Then head to the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion to explore world cultures, Mediterranean archaeology, and ethnic art.
Finally, head to the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion to discover the best of the Quebec and Canadian art scene, as well as antique Tiffany stained glass and a collection of Inuit art.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC H3G 1J5
+1 514 285 2000