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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Neighbourhood: Montcalm
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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 418-643-2150
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Fascinating, detailed survey of Quebec art

I'm delighted I made the long walk from my hotel to visit this wonderful museum. The collection is spread through no fewer than four buildings, which are themselves of great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on a Sunday afternoon because, like I said in my title, we were stuck. We thought it would be fun to see the new pavilion. It is a beautiful pavilion from the outside and inside. BUT! It is a museum with a lot of abstract and modern art. Not a lot of traditional (only one floor in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm delighted I made the long walk from my hotel to visit this wonderful museum. The collection is spread through no fewer than four buildings, which are themselves of great architectural interest. The artwork spans from the days of New France to today, and much was entirely new to me, despite my having visited most major galleries in Canada. But... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suzor-Coté 3rd floor for historic Quebec paintings: Suzor-Coté steals the show. His plaster carvings of the trapper, pioneer couple, numerous sketches and paintings are what stands out in my memory. Also: A. Y. Jackson's: Les Cotes de Saint-Tite-des-Caps 1937 (a founding member of the Group of Seven) RECOMMENDATION: 3RD FLOOR CLASSIC QUEBEC ART The other side of the museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a 12 minute cab ride from the Old City and it is worth the trip. We arrived on a Saturday morning and literally had several of the exhibits to ourselves which was a great way to take time and enjoy the paintings. The Inuit art and the Jean-Paul Lemieux exhibit were highlights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Musée des beaux-arts de Québec is always an interesting place to visit, but the new Lassonde pavillion has contributed to create a whole new experience when visiting the MBAQ

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great afternoon at the Musee national des beaux-arts. Easy to navigate, interesting exhibitions, and very good translations for non-French speakers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went to the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the light modern new building, with a fun popular little bar area near entrance. Well worth a visit, as is the charming older building with a good restaurant. Not a lot in terms of old masterpieces but a nice mix nevertheless and some very interesting temporary exhibitions are sometimes presented.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Beautiful new glass additional to this already classic museum. Lots of history, lots to see. I miss the old gift shop.

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Palm Beach County
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Maybe we visited on the wrong day, but we found this museum disappointing. Multiple buildings with multiple floors, and only one small area was dedicated to historical art. Most of the displays were "modern" or abstract art... or "installations" that failed to impress. We found the main exhibit, off the lobby interesting. It focused on a single, more traditional artist.... More 

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Johnson, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loved the featured exhibit Pierre Bonnard as I enjoy impressionist paintings and bright color! Interesting historical art and modern art as well.

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