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Founded in 1860, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is one of the city’s cultural jewels. It presents an extensive permanent collection of Canadian and international art, from antiquity to the present day. Its temporary exhibitions always draw large crowds—more than 200,000 visitors came to see the recent show entitled Metamorphoses—In Rodin’s Studio. By offering events that are dynamic and accessible in both subject and form, the MMFA attracts a wide and diverse audience.
For its part, the MAC (Contemporary Art Museum) saw its number of visitors increase by 71% compared to the summer of 2014 through the presentation of Flux exhibition by David Altmejd, a great moment for Montréal.
The MMFA is also very active as a producer of “Made in Montréal” touring exhibitions—such as The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier or Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, both of which have gone to Paris, Stockholm, New York and Seattle.
According to The Art Newspaper, a British monthly, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is Canada’s most visited cultural institution, with over a million visitors in 2014. More frequented than the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario, the MMFA ranks 12th in North America, and 58th in the world, in terms of popularity.