|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Place-des-Arts Metro / Bus routes: 15, 55, 80, 129, 535|
|Cross Street |||Jeanne-Mance|
|Mon: Closed (except public holidays). Tues-Sun: 11AM-6PM Wed: 11AM-9PM|
Schedule of Events
|22-May-13 to 14-May-14||Les mercredis soirs gratuits du MAC|
Profile Last Updated: February 29, 2008
The world-renowned Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was founded in 1964. Its mandate is to "make known, promote and preserve contemporary Quebec art", while at the same time hosting Canadian and international contemporary art through exhibitions and various animation activities. This institution had different locations before finding its home in the cultural complex of the Place des Arts. Being the only museum exclusively devoted to Contemporary Canadian Art, it offers a wide scope of art programmes.
The Museum’s permanent collection features around 7,000 works of art (dating from 1939 up to today). Among those, 60 percent are the works of Quebecois artists and it includes the world's most extensive collection of works from Paul-Emile Borduas. During art workshops hosted at the Museum, participants create their own works of art based on a work from the museum’s collection, while trying out different techniques, media and materials.
The museum also, regularly puts on numerous multimedia events, including performances, contemporary music, video and films within the widest scope of exposure. This modern building fosters stunning exhibitions, which are stimulating and sometimes extremely daring. Four rooms are dedicated to the permanent collection, while four other rooms host temporary touring exhibitions, which reflect the latest contemporary art trends.
Easy on the Wallet: The museum is open free of charge every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9 p.m.; there are special discount rates for groups of 15 or more (call for information). Admission is free for kids 12 and under.
Friday Nocturnes: The museum is open free of charge every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; there are special discount rates for groups of 15 or more (call for information). Admission is free for kids 12 and under and members of the Museum Foundation.