Often regarded as the premier reference in terms of Quebec art, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec City has amassed over a whopping 38,000 works of art. It acts as a testament to art history in the province, spanning every major movement from the seventeenth century to today including everything from modernism to surrealism. The museum consists of four pavillions: the Charles Baillairgé pavilion, which concentrates on modern art, the Gérard Morisset pavilion, where the historical works are housed, and the central pavilion, home to the Family Gallery, and, last but not least, the brand new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, which is entirely dedicated to contemporary art. The latter has just been extensively renovated and is now a marvel of modern-day architecture.
National Museum of Fine Arts is located in the National Battlefields Park of Quebec City. It can easily be reached by foot from Old Quebec, by car via Grande Allée and Avenue George VI, where there is paid parking by the Charles Baillairgé pavillon, or, alternatively, by public transit, with buses 10, 11 or 925 at stop Grande Allée Ouest / du Parc. Entry costs $18 per adult, $16 per senior citizen, $10 per 18-30 year olds, and $5 for 13-17 year olds, with half-price tickets on Wednesdays between 5pm and 9pm. The museum is open every day from 10am to 6 pm, with evening sessions on Wednesdays.