Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal

Montréal has some serious joie de vivre. The city that gave us poutine, William Shatner and the world’s largest jazz fest offers a sea of culture that begs to be explored. At the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), you may very well fall into a state of art shock. No matter what kind of art you’re into, this place will take you there. We’re talking prehistoric, Medieval, Classical, Renaissance and modern. European, Asian, African and North American. Paintings, glass, sculpture, ceramic, furniture, multimedia and installation. And that’s just in the permanent collection. Current exhibits include Michel Lemieux-Victor Pilon: Dreamscapes (30 Years of Innovative Performances) and Fabulous Fabergé: Jeweller to the Czars. In October, From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Expressionism in Germany and France will be on display, as well as a collection of original Andy Warhol posters that will be presented for the first time. The museum’s four buildings are linked by underground galleries, which only add to the enchantment of one unforgettable art adventure.