Our Favourite Art Museums in Montreal

Montreal is a city rich in arts and culture. There are many major attractions that la belle ville has to offer, but most notable for visitors seem to be our various options when it comes to art museums. All beautiful and unique in their own right, below are our three fave art museums Montreal has to offer…

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Tuesday 11am to 5pm / Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am to 9pm / Saturday, Sunday 10am to 5pm
In existence since 1860, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was the first museum in Canada to ever house art works. The museum boasts six collections with over 35,000 pieces. Most of their exhibits can be viewed for free, and they always have a special feature that changes every few months. This month, check out the Napoleon exhibit. In honour of MMFA’s 150th anniversary, everything is free for the fall!

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 11am to 6pm / Wednesday 11am to 9pm
The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art is Quebec artist-focused, which makes it a very interesting museum to visit. In addition to the local exhibits, they will also from time to time feature important Canadian and international traveling shows. Their permanent collection is made up of over 7,000 pieces. Currently, MMCA is showing Quebec Triennial 2011 and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Canadian Center for Architecturepictured above
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm / Thursday 10am to 9pm
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research centre and museum founded by Phyllis Lambert in 1979 on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collection, exhibitions, and programs offered, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.