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Montreal's Museum Of Fine Arts Will Be Free For 2 Weeks This Holiday Season

MMFA's holiday line-up is packed full of Christmas cheer.
Montreal's Museum Of Fine Arts Will Be Free For 2 Weeks This Holiday Season
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is providing us all with a Christmas gift: free admission during the holiday season!
  • Although this won't include entry to the museum's major exhibit, you'll still have tons of things to see.
  • Find out exactly when the free admission begins below!

It looks like everyone's been on Santa's nice list this year. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has unveiled its holiday line up - Miracle at the Museum - and it's offering free admission to the museum for everyone during the holidays.

Along with free access to MMFA'S discovery exhibitions and permanent collections, the museum will also host some amazing concerts, movie screenings, and family holiday-themed workshops.

From Saturday, December 21, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020, along with the Arts of One World collection, you'll be able to check out the four exhibitions currently on display:

  • Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics

  • Contemporary Artists at Play: Flirting with Codes, Tricks and Subterfuge,

  • Untamed Colour: Celebrating Jean McEwen,

  • Avant-garde Montrealers: Jewellery, Glass and Ceramics as Envisioned by Gallerists Jocelyne.

There will also be two new exhibits added: “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you”: Selections from the Bailey Collection on December 4, and About Face: Photographs by Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Rachel Harrison from the Collection of Carol and David Appel on December 11. 

Unfortunately, the free admission doesn't extend to the major exhibition, Egyptian Mummies, but if you go on a Wednesday evening, the $12 ticket is well worth the cost of the acclaimed show.

If you want to get your artist juices flowing, check out the free family holiday-themed activities workshop which runs from December 21 to January 5. It's first come, first serve so get there early! 

Photo MBAM Olivier Chwaiki

If music is more your thing than visual art, the Bourgie Hall will be hosting holiday concerts throughout December like jazz pianist Julie Lamontagne's Christmas arrangements and the now-classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Tickets start at $21, but if you're planning on attending six or more concerts, there are also special pricing for bulk packages. You can check out the full line up here

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For the cinephiles, the Cinéma du Musée will feature classics like The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, and the Spanish musical comedy (with french subtitles) Doña Francisquita. And tickets will run you about $13.

©ROH 2015. Tristram Kenton

The MMFA's holiday line-up really covers the spectrum of holiday activities; free access to the museum, classic movies, Christmas concerts, and family times. 

MMFA's Miracle At The Museum

When: December 21, 2019 -  January 5, 2020

Where: 1380 Sherbrooke O.

Cost: Free access to the museum