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Decorative Arts and Design

Please note that this collection is temporarily closed for renovations and improvements to the gallery spaces.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Decorative Arts and Design collection

The MMFA possesses one of the most important collections of decorative arts and design prior to 1900 in North America.

Renowned for its scope, comprises 4,150 objects, including silverware, glass, ceramics, metal, textiles, enamels and furniture. The richness of the materials and the range of styles testify to the quality of the collection and illustrate the evolution of the decorative arts between 1400 and 1900.

In addition, the collection of decorative arts and design after 1900, unique in Canada, contains over 6,100 objects – furniture, jewellery, ceramics, glass, silverware and textiles – executed by international designers. The collection retraces the major movements that have marked the history of decorative arts and design since 1900, especially Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modernism and post-modernism.

Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion

Please note that this pavilion is temporarily closed.

works in our online collection
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Macdonald Stewart Foundation
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