To support educational and community programmes that promote accessibility to the Museum for everyone:
To develop successful social inclusion projects for the underprivileged:
To live together in greater harmony:
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is not owned by the government, and must maintain one of the highest levels of self-funding in Canada, representing approximately 55% of its operating costs.
Where your donations go:
30% of the Museum’s autonomous revenue comes from private donations made to the Museum Foundation — your contribution is therefore essential to maintaining and developing our activities for everyone!
Donation Distribution Percentage
Your donation is invaluable, no matter the amount!
Here are a few examples that illustrate what your generous support can accomplish:
Provides an underprivileged family (2 adults, 2 children aged 13 to 17 years old) with access to the Museum’s major exhibitions
Provides a family weekend workshop for 15 people
Covers the costs of an activity for a community group
Offers free social and therapeutic activities for two half-days
Sponsors a fieldtrip to the Museum for 30 underprivileged students, including transportation
Your donation provides a family weekend workshop for 15 people
Your donation covers the costs of an activity for a community group
Your donation provides free social and therapeutic activities for two half-days
Major Donors Category
Your donation sponsors a fieldtrip to the Museum for 30 underprivileged students, including transportation
Legacy of the 375th anniversary of Montréal
Dedicated to international art and education, the Museum’s fifth wing features 800 works of art spanning from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, including 100 Old Masters paintings donated by generous patrons Michal and Renata Hornstein, who recently passed away, as well as the donation made by Ben Weider in 2008 related to Napoleon I, the 19th and 20th century collections from Rodin through to Penone, which our visitors greatly enjoy, as well as many exceptional loans from private collections. A perfect showcase for a collection that is unique in Canada, housed on six levels, this new pavilion with luminous architecture and original interior design also displays the creations of contemporary artists along a Peace Trail that reminds us that this Museum, located at the heart of the cultural metropolis, aims to be humanistic, civic-minded, and inclusive.
Two floors of the new wing will be devoted to school, family, and community activities, as well as art therapy. The Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy will be the largest facility of its kind found within an art museum in North America.
A considerable influence on the community
Each year, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts welcomes over 300,000 participants to its educational and cultural activities and collaborates with over 450 community organizations: a Canadian record for an art museum!
New reception areas suited to young people and families
The new spaces include: a digital lab, an expanded lunch room for school visitors, a multi- functional area, a space for families, a gallery reserved for educational presentations, a school bus drop-off zone, and twelve interactive studios.
art museum in Canada
The MMFA is the top art museum in Canada, the 12th in North America, and the 58th in the world in terms of the number of visitors.
The MMFA is the only Canadian Museum to have hosted almost a million visitors in a year, and it has done so for the last three years.
Its number of members has increased by 157% since 2010, reaching almost 120,000 members on March 31, 2017
In contrast to most museums in Québec and in Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a private museum, not a state-run institution. The MMFA must maintain a level of self-financing that is unequalled in Canada, representing almost 55% of its operating costs.
To do this, the Museum works each year to raise funds from the private sector to support its exhibitions, accessibility to collections and educational programmes, art conservation, and art publications.
The MMFA is an important ambassador for Québec on the international scene:
For more information on ways to give:
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
P.O. Box 3000, Station H
Montréal, Quebec H3G 2T9
514 285-2000 option 4
To learn more about our Young Philanthropists’ Circle, Angel Circle, President’s Circle, or Elite Circle, contact our customer service by telephone at 514 285-2000, option 4, or by email at email@example.com.
Would you like to join one of our VIP Circles and participate in exclusive art events?