Art enhances our lives

    Help us continue our educational mission to promote well-being and togetherness.

    Target we hope to reach with your help: $1.5 million

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  • Art enhances our lives

    To support educational and community programmes that promote accessibility to the Museum for everyone:

    • Educ-Expos: dissolve prejudice through art
    • Free family weekends for all families
    • Free Beaux jeudis for seniors

    To develop successful social inclusion projects for the underprivileged:

    • Anti-bullying initiatives
    • Promote literacy programmes
    • Integrate newcomers

    To live together in greater harmony:

    • Help the Museum develop its new World Cultures galleries that celebrate the richness and diversity of our society.

    Help us
    by supporting these projects!

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  • Your Museum, an NPO that needs your financial support

    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

    1. Development, research, publications and promoting the collections: 14%
    2. Museum collections and contemporary art and discovery exhibitions: 15%
    3. Art outreach programmes (communication and promotion): 15%
    4. Education, art therapy and well-being programmes, accessibility and inclusion, cultural activities: 16,5 %
    5. Programmes and management content: 39,5 %

    Every dollar counts.
    Your donation makes a difference!
    Thank you!

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  • You can make a difference today.

    Your donation is invaluable, no matter the amount!

    Here are a few examples that illustrate what your generous support can accomplish:

    $50

    Provides an underprivileged family (2 adults, 2 children aged 13 to 17 years old) with access to the Museum’s major exhibitions

    $150

    Provides a family weekend workshop for 15 people

    $300

    Covers the costs of an activity for a community group

    $600

    Offers free social and therapeutic activities for two half-days

    $1,000

    Sponsors a fieldtrip to the Museum for 30 underprivileged students, including transportation

    You can make a difference,
    right now!
    Thank you!

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Please give

Target we hope to reach with your help: $1.5 million

$150

Your donation provides a family weekend workshop for 15 people

  • A ticket to a major MMFA exhibition
  • Inclusion in the roll of donors on the MMFA Foundation website

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$300

Your donation covers the costs of an activity for a community group

  • A ticket to a major MMFA exhibition
  • A ticket for a free audio-guide during an exhibition visit
  • Inclusion in the roll of donors on the MMFA Foundation website

I make a donation!

$600

Your donation provides free social and therapeutic activities for two half-days

  • Two tickets to a major MMFA exhibition
  • Two tickets for a free audio-guide during an exhibition visit
  • Mention in the Museum’s Annual Report
  • Inclusion in the roll of donors on the MMFA Foundation website

I make a donation!

$1,000

Major Donors Category
Your donation sponsors a fieldtrip to the Museum for 30 underprivileged students, including transportation

  • Four tickets to a major MMFA exhibition
  • Four tickets for a free audio-guide during an exhibition visit
  • Mention in the Museum’s 2016-2017 Annual Report
  • Mention in the Museum’s M magazine in the Tribute to our Benefactors section
  • Inclusion in the roll of donors on the MMFA Foundation website

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  • Photo © Marc Cramer

    The new Michal and Renata Hornstein
    Pavilion for Peace

    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.

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  • The Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy: Art heals

    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.

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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.

1,000,000

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.

120 000

members

Its number of members has increased by 157% since 2010, reaching almost 120,000 members on March 31, 2017

  • Jean-Michel Othoniel (born in 1964), The Peony Knot, 2015, mirrored blown glass, stainless steel, 300 x 300 x 200 cm. MMFA, purchase, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Volunteer Association Fund. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin. © Jean-Michel Othoniel / SODRAC (2016). Photo MMFA, Denis Farley

Your Museum, your support

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:

  • It exported 12 exhibitions over the last 6 years, which made 25 stops in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
  • The MMFA generates $104 million in economic benefits yearly for Montréal and Québec.
  • 33% of the MMFA’s visitors are tourists, and among them, 36% chose Montréal as a destination specifically in order to visit the MMFA.
  • The MMFA has reduced its cost per visitor by almost 50% since 1994 (from $61 to $31), despite the exceptional growth in its number of visitors.
  • These costs are half those of other Canadian art museums, while at the same time, the subsidies received per visitor decreased by 67% (from $46 to $15).
  • The MMFA’s operating budget ($34.7 million) is considerably lower than those of other Canadian art museums.
  • The MMFA operates on a fraction of the budget and resources available to comparable museums in the United States that host a million visitors per year.
  • The MMFA is the only cultural institution in Québec that manages to self-finance 100 % of the additional operating expenses engendered by its expansions, thanks to its independent fundraising campaigns. The Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art, inaugurated in 2011, is known as a model of management, and the same will be true of the future Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.

Information

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
fondation@mbamtl.org

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 fondation@mbamtl.org.

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