Art enthusiasts to the city of Montreal will find the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is an attraction you must-see during your stay. The museum was first founded in 1860 by art collectors and patrons and was known as the Art Association of Montreal. Featuring four pavilions and continually growing, the museum offers several mediums of art works including graphic art, paintings, photographs, and decorative art. The hotels near Montreal Museum of Fine Arts allow you to visit the museum whenever you like. Such hotels include the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites and the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal.
A luxury experience awaits you at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal, a historic hotel in the downtown area of the city. Enjoy the beauty and style of the hotel with Afternoon Tea, dining at Maison Boulud, or relaxing at the indoor saltwater pool that is located on the rooftop of the property. The city can be viewed from every angle, with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing you to view the beauty of the skyline both day and night.
The Hotel Le Cantile Suites is a second hotel choice in Montreal, giving you easy access to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy the natural beauty, as well as the modern side of the city with views of Mount Royal and the city skyline from the hotel. Head to the very top floor of the hotel to for a relaxing swim in the moonlight. For your dining needs, the hotel offers quality cuisine at Le Mezz, which features buffet style dining and a la carte menu.
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The rich artistic collections of the museum are divided into six main sections. Each section of art collections are then divided among the four pavilions of the facility. You’ll be able to view each section to enjoy a different medium or category of work. The Archaeology and World Cultures section features masks, ritual items, and textiles based on such cultures as Egyptian, African, and more. Early to Modern International Art examines the history of art and the generosity of experts who have added to the collection.
The Quebec and Canadian Art collection displays works by local artists, while the International Contemporary Art collection presents work from around the world based on the time period of 1980 to present day. Tour the Decorative Arts and Design section of the museum to enjoy unique objects by craftsman, or take pleasure in the Graphic Arts and Photography section, which features fine collections of drawings, photographs, and graphic arts spanning more than five centuries.
Easily reach the museum with bus transport or metro service. Many of the hotels near Montreal Museum of Fine Arts provide you with access to the attraction on foot so you can walk to the facility. Once you arrive, you can easily tour the exhibits, and guests with special needs will find they can use ramps and open pathways for easy access through the attraction.
Enjoy your stay at hotels near Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and your visit to the museum. Afterward, you can visit the Bell Centre to catch the Montreal Canadiens hockey team in action, or head over to the Eaton Centre for a fun day of shopping.