A pivotal moment for the MMFA
Founded in 1860 and developed over the years thanks to the generosity of generations of Montrealers, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is one of Montreal’s top attractions and a major hub of cultural and community engagement. As a not-for-profit organization, the Museum largely relies on your donations to fulfill its cultural and social mission.
With its gaze set firmly on the future and guided by the vision defined in its first strategic plan, the Museum is undertaking several key projects that will allow it to fully play its role and make it possible for everyone to experience the benefits of art.
The Museum aspires to transform lives through art.
To this end, the MMFA is planning to implement several key projects that will enable it to undertake an internal transformation at this pivotal moment in time, when museums are being called upon to redefine their role.
Goal: $100 M
over five years
When you give to the Museum, the entire Montreal and Quebec community benefits.
Your contribution to this exceptional collective effort will enable the MMFA to enhance its artistic programming and promote its collection of over 46,000 works; maintain its commitment to the community; and continue to implement the principles of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) through the implementation of special projects.
Your donations contribute to transforming the Museum into an accessible gathering place for all, with public spaces reimagined to meet the needs of the community.
- Revitalization of the main entrance
- Creation of the MMFA Café
- Revitalization of the Museum’s green spaces
- Continuation of music at the Museum
- Digital evolution
Allocation of donations
Collection and exhibition programming
Education, community engagement and accessibility
Your contributions support a wide range of initiatives at the MMFA:
Sends an Art Kit to a family from a disadvantaged neighbourhood
Creates a microclimate enclosure for the transport of a graphic artwork by the Group of Seven
Funds one day of free creative workshops for families on the weekend
Covers the cost of preserving a medium-size painting in storage for one year
Gives 20 people free admission to a creative workshop at the Art Hive, led by an art therapist and a Museum mediator
Provides for the conservation of a contemporary work of ceramic art
Throughout its history, the MMFA has instilled and preserved a culture of belonging and inclusion with its visitors, donors and admirers. In visiting this museum regularly, we have expanded our field of interests and enjoyed stimulating discoveries and encounters, thanks especially to its guided tours, cultural activities and educational programs. Our exposure to the art world has enriched our lives, and this is something we wish everyone to experience.
Danielle Lysaught and Paul Hamelin, MMFA donors and friends
To ensure sound governance and optimum results, the Museum Foundation upholds the values of engagement, excellence, solidarity, respect and integrity.
The names of those who donate $150 or more will be published on the MMFA’s website.
The names of those who donate $1,000 or more will be published on the Museum’s donor recognition wall.