Do you love art and traveling for business? Why not combine your two passions by visiting some of the best destinations North America has to offer? You don’t need to look any further. Montreal should be at the top of your destination list, you can find from world-class museums of fine arts, artsy coffee shops, street art to the smallest architectural details.
All you need to do is keep your eyes open and enjoy! While making business, your free time should be living for Montreal museums, galleries, and visual arts.
Plus, don’t you worry about the distance, we’re sure near the furnished apartment you rent in Montreal, you’ll find a great art spot or a famous museum. You only have to walk the streets nearby to enjoy.
Montreal has more than 40 types of museums including; archaeology, fine arts, contemporary arts or history, ethnology, natural history, photography, custom, world cultures, circus and more.
Without a doubt, it’s the city’s most prominent museum. In fact, is one of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth in North America. So, feast your eyes on original contemporary exhibitions of fine arts, fashion and design, music, and film.
Don’t miss walking through all its five pavilions which include international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays only the big exhibitions are accessible. The cost for general admission is CAD $24, and for Wednesday evenings (starting at 5 P.M.) is CAD $16.
MAC host works from local and international artists. You can discover new and continually changing experiences, including a rich permanent collection of 7 600 works. Additionally, the museum offers academic activities.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday. For adults, the admission is for CAD$15, and on Wednesday evenings is half-price from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pointe-à-Callière holds a multimedia show and three annual national and international exhibitions. You can hop in the elevator and head underground where you can follow the development of Montreal, from its days as a fledgling colony and on up through the present day to an exhibit showing the city’s multicultural lifestyle.
It’s located in the heart of Old Montreal and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The general admission is CAD$17.
In addition to the city’s major art museums, there are other museums where you can enjoy art. Take, for example:
In late May it’s celebrated the Montreal Museums Day when you can get access for free to 34 museums. In the MTL Museums website, you can get 3 different packages for exploring the city’s museums at your own pace.
If you prefer galleries, the city is home to so many galleries. In fact, in Old Montreal district alone, you will find nearly two dozen different galleries from Inuit art and photography to the most contemporary works.
Must-visit galleries are: Montreal Art Centre, located in Griffintown is a hub of visual arts. Where you can watch the work’s resident artists from these open personal studios. La Guilde, a historical gallery and museum of Canadian art. Delight in contemporary art like Inuit, Métis and First Nation creations that will give you an insight into the diversity of Canadian crafts and artwork.
In Montreal, you can find several places to enjoy good coffee and art. These coffee shops are all stunning. Whether it is for their breath-taking authentic architecture, their unpretentious decor or for their unique minimalist details. They are an expression of artistic Montreal’s life.
The city hosts a huge diversity in its street art, which you can admire. There is an annual international public art festival focuses on murals and mural-making. St. Laurent is the most popular street art spot “an open-air art gallery”, with over 100 works of international and local talent.
Some of the best works you’ll find are upon the buildings and walls in the city’s Mont-Royal neighborhood.
The best part is that you never quite know where you might find spectacular murals. Just go out of the building housing rental in Montreal and enjoy the artistic side of Montreal, and improve your business trip and art tourism housing with Corporate Stays in Myriade, BnC or Loft4U, luxury monthly apartment for rent in Montreal in fantastic locations!