Montreal Museums, Libraries and Art Galleries set to re-open from February 8th

Online exhibits, Live-streaming tours, Virtual Concerts and Shows – Over the past few months, Quebec’s various houses of culture had to be very creative in order to continue delivering quality content to the masses.

Although the aforementioned virtual events have been appreciated overall, culture and art fans have been longing for in-person activities to return.

According to some experts, viewing art could be a form of therapy towards those suffering from mild depression. Various studies have also shown that there are numerous positive benefits, such as stress and anxiety reduction, associated with actively observing, enjoying and practicing art.

Starting this Monday February 8th, art fans will rejoice as Montreal’s numerous Libraries, Museums and Art Galleries are set to reopen in compliance with current sanitary directives.

  • The Museum of Fine Arts and the McCord museum are set to open on Feb. 11th and the MAC on the 10th.
  • The Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec ( MNBAQ) is set to re-open to the public on the 10th .

Tickets to the McCord, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) , MMFA and MNBAQ will be available on their respective websites. Those wishing to visit the museums will have to access the online ticketing systems to reserve their place and time slot.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)- Re-opening February 11th, will be allowing up to 135 visitors per hour in all four of their temporary exhibitions on artistic discoveries and reflections on the major issues of our time: The premiere of the great Riopelle exhibition (featured below) : meeting the Nordic territories and indigenous cultures and the GRAFIK discovery exhibitions! Five centuries of German and Austrian graphic artsYehouda Chaki: Mi Makir. In Search of the Missing and Manuel Mathieu: Survival.

The museum’s permanent collections, will remain closed to the public.

Visitors will be able to book their tickets online from February 9th. There will be no on-site ticket sales.

The MMFA opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the curfew, Wednesday evening visits are not currently available.

McCord museum – Re-opening Thursday, February 11th, – CHRISTIAN DIOR Back on the View

This major exhibition on Christian Dior explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Parisian haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War.

Also on show is the temporary exhibit that explores the world of Serge Chapleau in the first major retrospective devoted to the creative work of this Montreal icon of cartooning as well as Photographer Robert Walker’s larger than life take on Griffintown.

To ensure a safe, enjoyable and easy onsite experience at the McCord, ticket reservation is mandatory HERE

The museum will be open daily from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) will present three temporary exhibits from February 10th:

  • La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, brings together over thirty artists from Montréal and its surroundings. This exhibition was assembled along an open thematic framework that stems from an interest in how language is inscribed in bodies, gestures, and materials.
  • John Akomfrah’s three-channel video installation Vertigo Sea (2015)

Visitors must purchase their tickets online HERE

The museum opening hours :

  • Monday and Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Enthusiastic that it has received the green light from government authorities, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec (MNBAQ) announces its reopening to the general public on Wednesday, February 10, starting at 10 a.m.

Extended until May 2nd , 2021, the International Turner and the Sublime exhibition presented by the National Bank will kick off the year. Visitors will finally be able to discover the 77 works of the English watercolor painter and engraver in Quebec City, but also experience innovative immersive works inspired by pressing environmental issues.

Admission tickets may be purchased HERE

Opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5 pm .