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Decorative Arts and Design

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Decorative Arts and Design collection
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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.

Visit the collection at the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion

Please note that the works shown on this page may not necessarily be currently on view in the galleries.

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