Montreal Museum of Fine Arts [Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal] has an excellent collection, and always has special exhibitions. It is near Concordia University. It is free to visit the museum’s permanent collection. For a special visiting exhibition, the price is lower for students (with an ID card). It is closed on Monday. It is open until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The museum has three buildings and they are across the street from each other. The original building is on the north side of Sherbrooke Street and it was built in 1912. The new building is on the south side of the street and it was built in 1991. The latest addition is in an old church – it has the museum’s Canadian art collection. To enter the museum and buy tickets, go in the new building.
- 1379-1380 Sherbrooke West, Metro Guy-Concordia
Contemporary Art Museum [Musée d’art contemporain] is Montreal’s modern art museum. It has a large collection of modern art by Canadian and international artists. Admission is $4 for students (with an ID card), but it is free on Wednesday evenings (6pm to 9pm). Closed Mondays.
- 185 Ste. Catherine West; Metro Place-des-Arts
Montreal also has many art galleries, which are really art stores – they are selling art. There are many small galleries all over Old Montreal, and there are more than 30 galleries and studios in the Belgo Building downtown:
- 372 Sainte Catherine West; Metro McGill
There are also interesting art galleries at Concordia in the library building and EV building with show student and faculty art.