With over a million visitors annually, the MMFA is one of Canada and North America’s most visited museums.
The Museum’s original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines—fine arts, music, film, fashion and design—and are exported around the world, while its rich encyclopedic collection, spread across five pavilions, comprises international art, world cultures, contemporary works, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art.
The Museum has seen exceptional growth in recent years with the addition of two new pavilions: the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, in 2011, and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, in 2016. The MMFA complex also includes Bourgie Hall, a 462-seat concert hall, as well as an auditorium and a movie theatre.
The MMFA is also one of Canada’s leading publishers of art books in French and English, which are distributed internationally. Furthermore, the Museum houses the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, enabling it to offer innovative educational, wellness and art therapy programs.