Please complete your profile to unlock commenting and other important features.

The name you want to be displayed publicly in comments. Your username will be unique profile link.

museum

Beyond the celebrated Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the sprawling Biodome, there's a world less explored. A museum dedicated entirely to musical artifacts, a niche sanctuary chronicling Montreal's banking history, and a haven of optical illusions.

You can bypass the crowds at the Old Port and sidestep the downtown buzz, and, instead, venture into the heart of Montreal where unassuming museums stand as sentinels to tales untold, artifacts unsung, and art pieces that remain delightfully undiscovered.

Keep readingShow less

The Montreal Holocaust Museum is asking anti-vaccine passport protesters to stop comparing Quebec's vaccination passport program to the yellow Stars of David that Jewish people were forced to wear during the Holocaust.

"Comparisons between vaccine passports and yellow Stars of David are offensive, inaccurate, and attempt to trivialize the painful history of the Holocaust," it stated in a tweet.

Keep readingShow less

Espace pour la vie and Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal's Biosphere would reopen to the public as of Friday, August 13.

The structure, which houses an environment museum, was built as the American Pavilion for Expo 67.

Keep readingShow less

The Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City opened its newest exhibition on June 17, called Oh Shit! — which should tell you everything you need to know about the poop-themed museum exhibit.

The exhibition will teach visitors everything they need to know about human excrement — from how fecal waste is managed in Quebec and around the world, sanitation issues, health crises and "the hope that comes with reclaiming human dejecta." 

Keep readingShow less

Next time you're taking a little stroll along rue Sherbrooke, make sure to take a moment at avenue Du Musée to see the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' new outdoor street installation, Adrift.

Adrift will be up until October 2021 and it holds a powerful message. "It integrates a poem by Innu author Joséphine Bacon in tribute to the glaciers, whose accelerated melting is threatening numerous species and populations," the museum wrote in a press release.

Keep readingShow less

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."

Keep readingShow less

First, it was the Museum of Fine Arts, then the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and now, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal has officially reopened!

Known as the museum where the iconic "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibition was put on display, this lesser-known museum in Griffintown is a must-see for any Montrealer who has yet to visit.

Keep readingShow less

It's a sad day for history-lovers in MontrealThe Stewart Museum, found in the fort on St. Helen's Island, has announced that it is closing its doors for good

In a press release on the website, the museum, part of the McCord Foundation, explained that the decision "was made in an extremely difficult financial context with uncertain prospects ahead."  

Keep readingShow less

From exploring our city's majestic parks to the abundance of restaurants you can get takeout at, the options for things to do in Montreal this weekend are endless.

You can spend Valentine's Day (or just Sunday, whatever you choose to call it) indulging in goodies or finally going to the Museum of Fine Arts again, depending on what you're into.

Keep readingShow less

Rejoice! If you've been wondering what to do with your time lately, you'll be happy to know Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts will be opening its doors to the public again shortly.

The Government of Quebec recently announced that museums, hairdressers and stores will be allowed to reopen as of February 8.

Keep readingShow less

Every year, the magic of the holiday season is felt throughout Quebec. Here are 11 magical places in and around Montreal you should visit if you're obsessed with Christmas.

While there are tons of exciting activities you can do from the comfort of your living room, it's way more special to venture out into the snow and play tourist in your own city.

Keep readingShow less