Montréal Art Galleries and Centres

© PHI Centre, George Fok - PHI Centre© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Galerie Le Chariot© Galerie MX - Galerie MX
© Galerie Matthew Namour - Baliser Photo - Galerie Matthew Namour© Art souterrain, Samuel Boisvert - Art souterrain / Donna Szoke & Ricarda McDonald, Zone STM

© PHI Centre, George Fok - PHI Centre

March 22, 2017 - In a city where art is everywhere, gallery owners in particular have worked diligently to establish Montréal as a world-calibre cultural and innovative art centre by bringing works by international and local artists to the city’s art aficionados.

Classic Works
Many of the city’s traditional galleries can be found along Sherbrooke Street West or Saint-Paul Street. In particular, they feature paintings, drawings, etchings and sculptures from renowned European and North American artists.

New-Age Galleries
Renovated industrial space has become a favourite place for the city’s avant-garde visual art scene. For example, the new PHI Centre on Saint-Pierre Street in Old Montréal is a bold, multi-purpose complex that showcases art in all its forms to make it accessible and essential. Located in a historical building in the heart of Old Montréal, Matthew Namour Gallery promotes cutting edge contemporary art made by an eclectic selection of artists.

Underground Art
Montréal takes its underground art scene literally: come February and March each year, Art Souterrain presents a daring and wildly inventive initiative that features photos, videos, installations and artistic performances by hundreds of renowned contemporary artists along a 6-km passage of the Underground Pedestrian Network. As such, it seeks to change public perception vis-à-vis new contemporary art practices and to unite the visual arts milieu.