The Montreal Musuem of Fine Arts is one of the most famous attractions in the city, and for good reason. Its five interconnected buildings are large and beautifully designed. They are filled to the brink with thousands of years worth of fine art. But I’m not here to give you a wikipedia-esque rundown of the musuem, I’m here to tell you about my experience at the MMFA, and why I love it so much.
My first time going to Montreal, I didn’t even think about going to the museum. I saw it all over lists of the best things to do in Montreal, but I just didn’t have enough time to see the museum and the rest of my itinerary. Plus, I think the first time you go to any new place is a mad-dash to do as many things as possible. At least, it is for me.
One of my favorite things about the museum is the wide variety of art. There was art from all over the world, from many different time periods, and from many different schools of art.
Although there were a lot of really interesting pieces at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, my favorite was “Christmas White House” by the Icelandic artist Erro. The piece is a series depicting a fictional world in which Mao Zedong and the Red Guard take over America.
I’m a big history and art nerd, so that concept was just really intriguing to me. The painting is bright and colorful, but still has a menacing feel to it.
If you’ve ever been to the Montreal Museum of Fine arts or want to visit, please let me know by leaving a comment 🙂