Founded in 1860, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts moved to its current location—a palatial neoclassical building on the north side of Sherbrooke—in 1912. Canada’s oldest art institution, it was joined in 1991 by the Moshe Safdie-designed modernist Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion. Behind the imposing oak and bronze doors of the original building lie works by the Great Masters. If you don’t have time to see the whole museum, the museum boutique has treasures aplenty—from Canadian-designed jewelry to prints. Safdie’s addition welcomes visitors through a dramatic white marble arch—but if the weather’s inclement, take the underground passageway instead and check out the striking exhibition of Ancient Cultures that is displayed in between.
- Open Hours: Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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