The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is Montreal’s top cultural destination, and was the first art museum established in Canada. It boasts a permanent collection of more than 35,000 works for which admission is always free. It includes: European Art, Canadian Art, Decorative Arts and Design, Mediterranean Archeology, World Cultures, and Contemporary Art. There are currently three pavilions, with another on the way, and an outdoor sculpture garden. The MMFA also hosts special exhibitions, along with cultural and educational activities. Onsite services include a boutique, library, and café.
Address: 1380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5
Founded in 1964, the musee, which is situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, has become the premier contemporary art museum in Canada. It offers exhibitions from Quebec, Canadian and international artists, as well as a permanent collection of over 7,000 works, including the largest collection by Paul-Émile Borduas. The Musee D’Art Comtemporain has educational activities and often hosts performances of new dance and experimental theatre (they are constructing a new concert hall), in addition to supporting contemporary music and film. Amenities include a boutique, café, and bookstore.
Address: 185 Rue Sainte-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5