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International Contemporary Art


Contemporary art figures prominently in the MMFA’s galleries and acquisition programme.

The Museum’s galleries showcase works created since 1980 by local, Canadian and international artists: abstract and figurative paintings, multimedia projects, minimalist and monumental sculptures are a testament to contemporary preoccupations.

The Sculpture Garden laid out around the Museum complex, constitutes a major collection of the most prominent names in contemporary sculpture: David Altmejd, Jim Dine, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

The Contemporary Art Square, with its exhibition programme open to all current practices – from the fine arts and video to design and fashion – is emblematic of the vitality of today’s creativity. The temporary exhibitions in this space are aimed at promoting artists from here and elsewhere, serving as a platform for meetings and exchanges on contemporary creativity.

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace

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

works in our online collection
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