Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Montreal's MAC Museum Building Is About To Close Until 2025

But exhibits are moving to a new space downtown!
Staff Writer
Montreal's MAC Museum Building To Close Until 2025

One of Montreal’s favourite museums, the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) will be suspending activities for five months beginning June 28 to make way for extensive renovations. The museum building at Place des Arts, meanwhile, is set to close until 2025. 

In the interim, beginning in November 2021, the museum will relocate just a short jaunt down rue Sainte-Catherine in an 11,000-square-foot space in Place Ville-Marie, complete with "an exhibit space, a projection room and a creative workshop for [educational] programs."

Editor's Choice: You Can Dine Indoors In Montreal And Laval Restaurants Next Week & Here Are The Rules

"To our great regret, the magnitude of the transformation project for the MAC, at the heart of Place des Arts, is entering a phase that is incompatible with welcoming visitors," John Zeppetelli, director and curator of the MAC, said in a press release.

Zeppetelli added that transferring the MAC to Place Ville-Marie "is a gigantic and extremely complex project, which requires rigorous planning, but which also marks the beginning of a particularly exciting new chapter in the history of the museum, namely the beginning of the expansion project."

The new MAC space at Place Ville-Marie will open at the corner of Mansfield and Cathcart in downtown Montreal.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.