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.
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 June 1 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.
Avant-garde Montrealers - Jewellery, Glass and Ceramics as Envisioned by Gallerists Jocelyne Gobeil, Elena Lee and Barbara SilverbergFrom April 2 2019 to April 22 2020Avant-garde Montrealers: Jewellery, Glass and Ceramics as Envisioned by Jocelyne Gobeil, Elena Lee and Barbara Silverberg pays tribute to these audacious women and their resolutely contemporary vision of these practices.
From September 14 2019 to February 2 2020Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives reconstructs the lives of six people who lived along the Nile, in an innovative approach that combines the arts and science.
From September 17 2019 to February 2 2020To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Jean McEwen (1923-1999), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is paying homage to this Montreal great.
From September 5 to December 1 2019Simulacra: Alinka Echeverría features two installations by the Mexican-British artist Alinka Echeverría that take a critical look at issues related to the representation of women in the field of photography.
From May 31 to November 3 2019The MMFA, in collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, will present the first monographic exhibition in Canada devoted to the work of Omar Ba, one of the most important African artists of his generation.
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.