Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
2189 Bishop avenue
Montréal H3G 2E8
Founded in 1860, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is the oldest art museum in Canada and a leading museum in North America. Its collection showcases Quebec and Canadian heritage and international art from a critical and intercultural perspective, and comprises over 45,000 paintings, sculptures, graphic art works, photographs, multimedia installations and decorative art objects dating from antiquity to the present. The MMFA’s exhibitions span every discipline from archaeology to fine arts, to contemporary practices. Laid out over five interconnecting pavilions, the Museum complex includes over 80 exhibition galleries, the Bourgie concert hall, an auditorium and movie theatre, the Boutique and Bookstore, an in-house publishing department, a public sculpture garden and the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy. A pioneering museum in the provision of art therapy, the MMFA works with the community, education, health and technology sectors to give all people exposure to art through inclusive and enriching experiences.
COVID-19 : The Museum is open, please refer to the Museum's website for the mesures in place.
Monday : Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum will be closed on May 24, but open on June 24 and July 1.
- Access for persons with mobility impairments
- Gift Shop
- Partial access for persons with mobility impairments
From June 6 2022 to October 23 2023Every summer since 2013, the MMFA has been inviting local creative talent to design and execute an installation for the portion of Du Musée Avenue that gets converted into a pedestrian walkway. This year, you can discover a work by the artist Doras, produced by MU!
From June 15 2022 to August 28 2023Montreal-based artist Stanley Février is engaged in a critical examination of the art world and its institutions, and probes the social, cultural and power dynamics that have contributed to the underrepresentation of “invisibilized” artists.
From June 1 2022 to July 2 2023The exhibition Views of Within: Picturing the Spaces We Inhabit brings together works from the Museum’s collection that, each in their own way, present one or several evocations of interior space.
From June 10 to November 27 2022From June 10 to November 27, 2022, the work Contre-espace by multidisciplinary artist Sabrina Ratté will light up the facade every night, from sunset until 11 p.m.
From December 2 2021 to October 16 2022Through over 100 works and a series of large-scale murals realized in situ, Nicolas Party unveils a dreamlike exhibition themed on nature at the MMFA.
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.