Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

True to its vocation of acquiring and promoting the work of Canadian and international artists past and present, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has a mission to attract the broadest public possible, and to provide visitors with firsthand access to a universal artistic heritage.

Founded in 1860, the Museum was one of the first museums in North America to amass an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. Since then, its holdings have grown to dozens of thousands of objects. They include paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, photographs and decorative art objects from antiquity to today. The MMFA continues to acquire new works to enrich its collections drawn from World's Cultures, European Art, Canadian Art, Inuit and First Nations Art, Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts.

Today, the MMFA has one of the highest attendance rates among Canadian museums. Every year, about 800,000 people visit its unique encyclopedic collection (free of charge) and its temporary exhibitions, which combine artistic disciplines and feature innovative exhibition designs.

The museum conceives, produces and circulates many of its exhibitions across Europe and North America. It is also one of Canada's leading publishers of art books in English and French, which are distributed worldwide.  Its pavilions house the world cultures, international art, Medieval to contemporary European art, and decorative art and design collections. Music is now an integral part of the Museum, providing another perspective on the visual arts, through musical audioguides and other innovative activities.

The MMFA has developped a concept of StudiO, the expo-workshops designed to invite visitors to explore the world of artisctic creativity and awaken their dormant creative potential. These expos-workshops can be visited alone or with family or friends at any time and access is free.

For questions, please feel free to contact the museum at:

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 3000, Station "H"
Montreal, Quebec   H3G 2T9

General Information: 514-285-2000 or toll-free: 1-800-899-MUSE(6873)

Web Site of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts:

museum fine arts montreal

Museum pavilion. Photo : ©

Montreal fine arts museum
Museum pavilion
. Photo : ©

See also:

  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • LinkedIn
  • TwitThis