“It’s no accident that museums are always in the centres of our cities. This speaks to their value and importance, their pivotal role in helping to shape discourse and the public conversation. Each city, each society expresses itself through its visual art, and I’m thinking big for my city of Montréal, and for the MAC.”
— John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator

Today’s art is alive at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, an essential part of Montréal and Québec life, located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing and increasingly aware public.

It is a place of innovation and discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually stimulating and new, often unexpected and always striking. Despite the Musée’s many popular and critical successes in recent years, it has also had to deal with major budget cuts.

To uphold its mission of promoting contemporary art and artists, education and collecting, the Musée must diversify its funding sources. More than ever, the MAC and its Foundation need the public’s support. Help sustain a vital Musée d’art contemporain, one that contributes to the cultural and artistic enrichment of our society. Allow the Musée to move forward with renewed vision, to innovate and grow.

Give to the MAC!

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Donor Aknowledgment Program

514 847-6272

Other types of cash donations

The Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal receives gifts in various forms. For bequests, life insurance gifts, real estate gifts, gifts of qualified securities or any other type of gift, please contact Danièle Patenaude, Assistant Director, Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Danièle Patenaude, Assistant Director
514 847-6234

Gifts of Artworks

The Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal comprises more than 7,600 works, illustrating the major trends in Québec, Canadian and international art. It has grown, and continues to grow, through both gifts (40% of acquisitions) and purchases (60% of acquisitions). To remain a key player in the contemporary art world, the museum must be a major buyer on the Québec and world scenes. Building the Collection is one of its main priorities.

To do this, the museum relies on donors’ generosity. Their knowledge and taste play a part in enriching the Collection. The museum applies the same strict standards to accepting gifts as it does when it purchases works.

At the Musée, Marie-Eve Beaupré is in charge of donations. She can answer your questions about the museum’s acquisition procedures or about the tax benefits accruing from gifts and bequests of artworks.

Marie-Eve Beaupré
514 847-6278