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.
COVID-19 : Museums are temporarily closed. For information about the reopening please visit the museum’s website.
Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday : 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.*
Thursday 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 July 2 2019 to May 24 2020The exhibition Contemporary Artists at Play presents approximately 40 artworks by Canadian artists that, through their forms, processes, references or narratives, use games to stimulate our reflection.
About Face: Photographs by Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Rachel Harrison from the Collection of Carol and David AppelFrom December 11 2019 to April 29 2020This exhibition brings together the work of three major contemporary American artists – Rachel Harrison, Cindy Sherman, and Laurie Simmons – whose practice explores the history of representation and the relationship between fact and fantasy, fiction and reality in 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.
The wing’s 10 fully refurbished galleries create a dialogue between works of ancient cultures and those by local and international contemporary artists from a renewed intercultural and transhistorical perspective.