Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 3X5, Canada
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Tue 11am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 11am - 9pm
Musée d'Art Contemporain de MontréalThe Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, commonly known as MAC, is one of the city's leading cultural institutions. The museum aims to be both a showcase for Montréal artists and a place where international figures are introduced to the city's residents. Since 1992, the museum has been located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, alongside a number of theaters and performance spaces including the Place des Arts, where the symphony and opera perform. The museum has a collection of some 7,000 works, and the gallery spaces are relatively compact—it doesn't take too long to explore the entire museum. Most of the works in the permanent collection are by artists who live and work in Québec, but leading international figures are represented as well.
over 3 years ago
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (or, more commonly MAC) was an early institution to embrace contemporary art, first opening in 1964. It moved to its current location on the Place des Arts in 1992. The mission of the institution is to promote contemporary Québec artists, though temporary exhibitions are frequently global in their focus, with leading painters, photographers, sculptors and video artists from around the world represented.
almost 5 years ago
When it opened in 1964, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) was a true pioneer, the first institution in Canada devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It has been in its current home on the Place des Arts, along with the city’s symphony, ballet, and opera, since 1992. Like the Musée des Beaux-Arts, one of MAC’s strengths is its work by Quebecois and Canadian artists, though leading international figures are represented as well. Through October 2015, the museum is presenting "New Discoveries and Other Obsessions," in which the museum's director and curator John Zeppetelli has selected recent acquisitions and major works that reflect his interests in building the MAC collection.
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almost 5 years ago
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Whether it’s the latest edition of the Montreal Biennale or the hottest international art star’s first solo exhibition on Canadian soil, the MACM is where you’ll find it. It’s the only publicly funded contemporary art institution in the city, so its mandate is lofty, but its vigilant curatorial staff creates wonders on a daily basis. Coups have included the Canadian premiere of Christian Marclay’s world-famous work The Clock, and the recent purchase of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Room for the permanent collection. The MACM is situated right in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, downtown, otherwise known as festival headquarters in the city of festivals, and it makes the most of its ideal location by playing host to parties, video screenings and band nights that gather massive crowds.