on April 1, 2002
The musuem is free, however the special exhibits which was at the time of my visit Herbert List cost $9.00. The museum is split into Two buildings (Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavillion and Michael & Renata Hornstein Pavillion/Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavillion) connected by a walkway underground.
The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits which are comprised of 19th/20th Century European contemporary art, Contemporary studio jewellery, Galleries of ancient culture, Canadian Art, Inuit Art and Decorative Arts from Renaissance to today.
The museum is beautiful inside, very light and airy. The modern additions to the museum are tastefully done and make it pleasurable to walk around. My particular favourite pieces were by Lalique, Georg Jensen, Dali and a bronze by Roden. There are some small stone steps up to each level and can be fantastic for exercising the legs. When you walk down them it can result is you walking like something out of the Monty Python sketch on Funny walks!.
A gift shop, cafe and bookstore can be found on level 1 of Jean Noel Desmarais Pavillion.
The museum opens between 11am and 6pm Tuesday to Sunday. Wednesday open until 9pm. Closed Mondays.
Bus #24 or Guy-Concordia Metro.
Telephone: (514) 285-1600.
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