The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is one of Canada’s most prominent and oldest cultural institutions. Spread over four distinct and historic pavillions (an award-winning urbanism feat), the museum encompasses many centuries worth of visual arts. The permanent collection includes over 41,000 pieces, including many European big-ticket items like Monet, Picasso, and Rembrandt, but also a vast and extensive collection of Canadian and Inuit art. But what really make the museum popular with both visitors and locals is the major temporary exhibits, which are consistently successful and explore a variety of themes.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is located on Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal. It can be reached both by bus (#24, stop Sherbrooke/de la Montagne) and by metro (Peel station on the green line), which is just a five-minute walk away. As the museum does not have a parking lot, it is not recommended to get there by car. Entry to the major exhibitions, which also includes access to permanent collections, costs $20 for visitors aged 31+, $12 for 13-30, and is free for those under the age of 12. There is a special $10 rate for visits on Wednesday evenings. Entry to the permanent collections only cost $12 for visitors aged 31+ and is free for everyone else. The museum is open every day except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. The major exhibitions are exceptionally open until 9 pm on Wednesdays.