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The Art I Enjoyed Best at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was top of the list for my bachelor party weekend.

Sure, that may seem an odd choice for a bachelor party, but I hadn’t visited the museum on my previous trips to Montreal. And I wasn’t going to make that mistake a third time.

Fortunately, the friends who accompanied me to Canada’s largest city were up for it.

Unbeknownst to me, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has two Jean-Michel Basquiat pieces on display. That was a pleasant surprise, as I’ve never seen any Basquiat art in person.

Another superb experience is a room in which outdoor scenes are projected onto the walls. This places the art on the walls in a unique setting, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a museum.

Piped into the room are nature sounds, such as bird calls. It’s like walking through the forest and stumbling upon an art gallery. I could have spent a long time soaking in the experience.

One of the photos below is from this room. Other photos are of a few pieces that stood out to me, starting with one of the two Basquiat’s.

If you’re ever in Montreal, be sure to visit the museum. It’s worth the time and money.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Highlights

A Panel of Experts, 1982, by Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
A Panel of Experts, 1982, by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Christmas White House, 1974, Erró at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Christmas White House, 1974, Erró

A wall with paintings on it and a night forest scene projected on the walls at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Cow, 1966, Andy Warhol at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Cow, 1966, Andy Warhol