The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must for art lovers with an interest in modern-day artistic movements. The collection is primarily Québec-centric, with works by the likes of Paul-Émile Borduas, Alfred Pellan, and Jean-Paul Riopelle among others, but there are also many works by international artists. Presentation is as contemporary as the art; although you’ll still see plenty of artwork hanging on walls, you’re just as likely to encounter video installations, digital robotic arts, or studio glass creations that can make you believe inanimate objects are in fact quite alive. The museum has a restaurant (lunch Tues–Fri, dinner Thurs–Sat) and a gift shop with many items handmade by local artisans.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber