Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), Quebec City

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At Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), survey a vast collection of art from notable Quebec artists. Founded in 1933, the museum spreads across three buildings--one of them a repurposed prison--and boasts more than 25,000 pieces, ranging from the 18th century to modern times. Wander the spacious pavilions and admire permanent and temporary exhibits of local art, from the French colonial era to the famous 20th-century Quebecois painters. Take a break in the cafe, or relax and enjoy the scenic park view from the restaurant. By using our Quebec City online attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • Interesting, especially the Inuit art (often humourous) and the Group of Seven art. Pictures well-displayed, although the building layout is odd. There is a basement section on two levels which connec...  more »
  • I love all museums, but I guess I don't have an appreciation for abstract art - and there was way too much in this museum. The building is gorgeous. Even the bathrooms were amazing, and spotless. They...  more »
  • Quebec art museum has a wonderful collection of pieces from the 17 century to the present day. Is composed of a central building connected by underground passageways to 3 beautiful buildings, each dedicated to an artistic tendency (historical art, modern art and contemporary art). The visit can be enriched with a delightful gastronomic experience in the Museum's restaurant, excellent Signe MC Lepage. On Wednesday the Museum is open until 21:00 h. Have on-site parking, access to which is on AV. George VI. I suggest making your reservation at at least 3:00 for the visit.
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  • Beautiful museum. Very modern and elegant. Easy to navigate. The exhibitions were perfect when I was there. It was also not very busy so it helped to be able to see it all quickly. Some extremely rare pieces on exhibition from private collectors as well. All in all, a place I recommend visiting while in Quebec City. Finally, the price is reasonable to enter the exhibition.
  • My wife and I spent a few hours here on our trip to Quebec City. What an amazing place! The museum is well designed. We went through all of the exhibits and thoroughly enjoyed them. We stopped for lunch at the museum restaurant and had a wonderful multi-course lunch for a very reasonable price. Staff was friendly and helpful. We even stopped at the gift shop for a few mementos. A must see if you are visiting the city.
  • Amazing art museum. It focuses on Quebecois art so there is not a lot of classical or historical work, but once in a while, there might be an exhibition. I easily spent 3 hours here looking at the collection they have here. This is must-go if you enjoy modern and contemporary art.
  • There are not many good collections of arts. It has mix and match, fine arts, contemporary arts and modern arts. Part of the museum was the old prison. The new modern building is beautiful. The special exhibition on Berthe. Marisot is excellent. Inuit art collection is very interesting.
  • It's a place for people who understand and appreciate art. I don't happen to be one of such people. Some of the art forms look interesting at the face of it. I was more amused, but maybe something epic for the learned. If you think any of the following pics make sense, you should visit. Don't visit the galleries with small children as they will get bored. There is a designated play area for children.
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