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Published on February 3, 2021

The MMFA reopens February 11, 2021

View of the exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures. Photo MMFA, Denis Farley

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is delighted to announce it is reopening to the public on February 11, 2021. Four exhibitions brimming with artistic discoveries and reflections on the major issues of our time will be presented. On the program: the premiere of the major exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, and the discovery exhibitions GRAFIK! Five Centuries of German and Austrian Graphics, Yehouda Chaki: Mi Makir; A Search for the Missing and Manuel Mathieu: Survivance.

Visitors will be able to reserve their tickets online as of February 9 to have a safe enjoyable experience. There will be no on-site ticket sales.

Come prepared for your visit to the MMFA

Since its last reopening, the MMFA has put every measure in place to ensure visits are highly enjoyable, exclusive yet intimate, and, above all, safe. All recommendations issued by the Government of Quebec and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) have been implemented, so as to offer the public a relaxing and entertaining visit. Wearing a face covering is mandatory. Learn more.

In preparation for their Museum outing, visitors must purchase their tickets online and select the date and time of their visit. Museum Members must also reserve their tickets online (admission fees are included in their membership). The Museum’s physical Ticket Counter remains closed.


The MMFA is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday evening visits are not currently offered due to curfew.


Unsecured self-service storage cubicles will be available to visitors. The cloakrooms will not be open. Visitors will be able to keep their coats with them.

The Boutique located at the end of the Riopelle exhibition is open. The Museum Boutique and Bookstore will open starting February 25, Thursday to Sunday. However, the following services are closed: the cloakrooms, the Cinéma du Musée, the Beaux-Arts Bistro, the Beaux-Arts Restaurant, family workshops, the Art Hive, the WKSHP 15-20 space, the PRISM Digital Mediation Innovation Lab, Thursdays at the Museum workshops, on-site audioguide rentals and exhibitions' guided tours. There will be no on-site ticket sales.

Bourgie Hall also remains closed but is offering a program of online concerts as well as a variety of digital cultural activities. Learn more

Educational and cultural activities are always available online at

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