Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life.
For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring.
Through its exhibitions, artistic performances and festive events, the MAC provides a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that spread the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.
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Message from the Director
Truly a museum for the twenty-first century, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal aims to be above all visionary and open, focused on convincing an ever growing public of the importance of contemporary art in asserting and developing our culture, and of the invaluable role it plays in our society. To achieve this, the MAC wants to reaffirm its leadership by engaging in multiple ways with all the many players in Montréal’s artistic and cultural community. The Musée intends to play a part in extending the reach of Québec, Canadian and international contemporary art. In addition, we plan to diversify our revenue sources, continue our educational mission, make the transition to the digital age and further build our collection, the symbol of our identity and our excellence.
The MAC will keep up its collaborative efforts, particularly with a view to its major renewal project that will get under way in 2021. The physical transformation of the building it currently occupies is certainly the museum’s main challenge in the coming years. The MAC is Canada’s largest and most important museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. This major restructuring will enable it to properly carry out its role by making the transition to a museological and architectural setting worthy of the twenty-first century.
To successfully meet all these challenges, the museum is counting on the commitment of all its employees, members of its Board of Trustees and committees, members of the Musée Foundation and all its partners.
John Zeppetelli, MAC Director and Chief Curator
The MAC is a provincially owned corporation administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of 15 members, all appointed by the Québec government.
To discover what lies hidden behind the museum’s walls, consult the list of our team members.
Innovate, stay connected to the future and offer contemporary art a window onto the world.