Museum District

  • THE ART MUSEUM WITH THE MOST VISITORS AND MEMBERSHIPS IN CANADA

    More than 1 million visitors in 2013, 2014, 2015
    Among the first musuem in Canada
    12th in North America
    58th worldwide
    With more than 107,000 VIP members

  • A MUSEUM COMPLEX THAT HAS GROWN WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO NEW PAVILIONS IN 5 YEARS

    Five pavilions covering more than 48,813 m2; eighth largest art museum in North America for surface area
    A concert hall, auditorium and areas for educational, community and art therapy activities
    Sculpture garden adjoining the Museum

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  • 1912

    FIRST PAVILION MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN

    Opening of first pavilion, the current Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion, designed by Canadian architects Edward & W.S. Maxwell.

    MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, ARCHAEOLOGY, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (5,545 M2)

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  • 1976

    LILIANE AND DAVID M. STEWART PAVILION

    Opening of a second pavilion, built under the direction of Canadian architect Fred Lebensold, the current Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion, and inauguration of Maxwell Cummings Auditorium.

    DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (9,610 M2)

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  • 1991

    JEAN-NOËL DESMARAIS PAVILION

    Opening of the third pavilion, the current Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. The expanded educational facilities, the Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière, opened In 2012.

    MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, WORLD CULTURES, MODERN ART, CONTEMPORARY ART, EDUCATION (22,420 M2)

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  • 2011

    CLAIRE ET MARC BOURGIE PAVILION

    Opening of Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion – the fourth in the Museum’s history – designed by the Montreal architectural firm Provencher+Roy et Associés.

    Opening of the Bourgie professional concert hall in the heritage church next to the new pavilion (the former Erskine & American Church, designed by architect Alexander C. Hutchison in 1894). Restoration of the building envelope by DFS Inc. architecture & design.

    QUEBEC AND CANADIAN ART, MUSIC (5,460 M2)

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  • 2016

    MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN PAVILION FOR PEACE

    Projected opening of the Museum’s fifth pavilion, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, designed by the consortium of architect Manon Asselin of TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes.

    INTERNATIONAL ART, EDUCATION, ART THERAPY, AREAS FOR COMMUNITY AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES (5,278 M2)

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