Sculpture Garden

The Sculpture Garden

With its garden featuring twenty-two sculptures, the Museum bolsters the presence of public art in the heart of the city and tells the story of sculpture from the modern era to the present day. A new acquisition by Valérie Blass joins works by David Altmejd, César, Dale Chihuly, Aaron Curry, Jim Dine, Kosso Eloul, Sorel Etrog, Joe Fafard, Barry Flanagan, Elisabeth Frink, Antony Gormley, Fernand Léger, Henry Moore, Mimmo Paladino, Jaume Plensa, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Armand Vaillancourt and Colleen Wolstenholme. The works have been donated by many generous collectors, along with support from the city of Montreal and the borough of Ville-Marie.

Located alongside the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, the CGI Sculpture Garden complements the Max and Iris Stern Garden opened in 2004 around the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion and the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion. It is the site of one of the largest public art collections in Montreal. As such, the MMFA’s Sculpture Garden is included in the five tours on Tourisme Montréal’s new public art map, which tells the story of Montreal and reveals the cultural wealth and creativity that energizes the city.


The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is presenting a brand-new installation that will transform Du Musée Avenue into a pedestrian mall for the fourth year in a row. Created by NIP PAYSAGE (Montreal), the winner in the MMFA’s call for invitational tenders, and produced with support from the City of Montreal, this installation invites passers-by to explore a 600-m2 maze. Designed in relation to Mount Royal, like a green belt that reflects the decorative textures of the mountain, the maze also serves as a fun way of (re)discovering the twenty-two works in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden.

This outdoor public art project is an opportunity for the MMFA to encourage local and international artists and designers to develop creative, constructive and innovative concepts, and to display them in a dedicated exhibition space. A reference in the cultural community, the Museum has taken on the mission of staying abreast of new trends and innovations and making a place for these artists within the institution.