Visit of Museum of Fine Arts & Lunch @ Café Il Cortile
Friday, September 28th – (Partner’s Program)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Meet in Lobby at 9:15 am)
Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada.
It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall – Bourgie Hall – featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, has open in late 2016 to launch Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum followed by a Luncheon in a local restaurant.
Luncheon: Il Cortile offers its clientele an authentic and classy Italian cuisine experience. Our large European style terrace, decorated with a myriad of flowers, offers an escape from the hustle bustle of the city and will give you the feeling of dining under the Tuscan skies of Italy. Combined with its cozy and relaxing dining rooms, Il Cortile assures an inviting atmosphere that is suitable for any occasion.
Departure point: From the lobby of the Westin Hotel (270 Saint-Antoine West St.)
Includes the following:
▪ Professional guide
▪ Deluxe transportation
▪ 3-course lunch + 1 glass of wine per person (Additional Beverage on Own)
▪ Entrance fees at the Museum of Fine Arts and guided tour
▪ All taxes and gratuities
Cost: $ 185.00 p.p. (Tax Included)