Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal H3G 1J5
The MMFA is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors. The Museum’s original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design – and are exported around the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, distributed among five pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art. The Museum has seen exceptional growth in recent years with the addition of two new pavilions: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, in 2011, and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, in 2016. The MMFA complex includes Bourgie Hall, a 460-seat concert hall. The MMFA is one of Canada’s leading publishers of art books in French and English, which are distributed internationally. The Museum also houses the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, enabling the MMFA to offer innovative educational, wellness and art therapy programmes.
Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wendsday : 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.*
Thursay to Sunday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Please note that on Wendsday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. only the big exhibitions are accessible.
- Access for persons with mobility impairments
- Gift Shop
- Partial access for persons with mobility impairments
From March 2 to September 8 2019The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will present, in March 2019, the first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler.
From March 2 to September 8 2019Presented in conjunction with the retrospective Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the exhibition features the creations of a selection of established and emerging designers whose distinctive styles define current Quebec fashion
From September 6 2018 to June 2 2019The North American premiere of the video installation Liminals by Jeremy Shaw; a Vancouver artist, is a rich work that at first appears to be a black and white 16 mm documentary.
From September 4 2018 to June 2 2019Connections unites the work of seven Canadian contemporary artists from culturally diverse communities, who were inspired by the Museum’s world cultures collections.
From January 26 to May 26 2019A Model in the Studio, Montreal 1880-1950: New Acquisitions, illustrates the development of live model representation in works by our leading artists.
From November 28 2018 to April 28 2019Bringing together more than 80 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography.
The Museum’s rich collections are divided into six major sections distributed among the five pavilions of the Museum complex, each of which focusses on a particularly strong aspect of the holdings. Today, 158 years after its founding, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is more forward-looking than ever! This institution is not a government-run museum, but relies on generous patrons for the expansion of its encyclopedic heritage collection, which has risen to a historic total of 43,000 works.