THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

    A WORLD CLASS MUSEUM

  • ONE OF CANADA’S MOST VISITED MUSEUMS

    1,001,910 visitors in 2018
    Fifteenth-most visited museum in North America.
    Art museum with the most memberships with more than 121,300 VIP members.
    300,000 participants annually in educational, cultural and wellness activities.

  • FIVE PAVILIONS

    Five pavilions covering more than 53,095 m2; eighteenth largest art museum in North America for surface area.
    A concert hall, an auditorium, a movie theater and areas for educational, community and art therapy activities.
    A sculpture garden adjoining the Museum.

  • 1912

    FIRST PAVILION MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN

    Opening of first pavilion, the current Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion, designed by Canadian architects Edward & W.S. Maxwell.

    MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, ARCHAEOLOGY, AUDITORIUM-MOVIE THEATER (5,545 M2)
  • 1976

    LILIANE AND DAVID M. STEWART PAVILION

    Opening of a second pavilion, built under the direction of Canadian architect Fred Lebensold, the current Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion, and inauguration of Maxwell Cummings Auditorium.

    DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (9,610 M2)
  • 1991

    JEAN-NOËL DESMARAIS PAVILION

    Opening of the third pavilion, the current Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie.

    MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, WORLD CULTURES, MODERN ART, CONTEMPORARY ART (22,419 M2)
  • 2011

    CLAIRE ET MARC BOURGIE PAVILION

    Opening of Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion – the fourth in the Museum’s history – designed by the Montreal architectural firm Provencher Roy et Associés.

    Opening of the Bourgie professional concert hall in the heritage church next to the new pavilion (the former Erskine & American Church, designed by architect Alexander C. Hutchison in 1894). Restoration of the building envelope by DFS Inc. architecture & design.

    QUEBEC AND CANADIAN ART, CONCERTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (5,460 M2)
  • 2016

    MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN PAVILION FOR PEACE

    Opening of the Museum’s fifth pavilion, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, designed by the consortium of architect Manon Asselin of TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes.

    INTERNATIONAL ART, EDUCATION AND ART THERAPY, AREAS FOR COMMUNITY, FAMILY AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES (4,363 M2)