Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal H3G 1J5
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 March 10 2021 to February 27 2022Ecologies showcases a captivating selection of some 90 works stemming mainly from the Museum’s collection, including several new acquisitions and other rarely or never before seen works.
From September 11 2021 to February 13 2022This fall’s main attraction at the MMFA will highlight major works in the Museum’s permanent collection that touch on subjects that have affected us all over the past year.
From September 11 2021 to February 13 2022This inspiring collective exhibition celebrates the artists who are members of the Museum staff or Volunteer Guides.
From September 22 2021 to January 30 2022Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was indisputably one of the greatest portraitists of the 20th century.
From September 4 2021 to January 2 2022Berlin-based Korean artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan is presenting a vision of a hybrid future, where terrestrial and aquatic worlds interlace.
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.