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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Montréal, Québec, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1989-1991 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorSafdie, Mosheen_US
dc.date1989-1991en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-10T14:33:34Z
dc.date.available2013-05-10T14:33:34Z
dc.date.issued1989-1991en_US
dc.identifier215288en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 229en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122636
dc.descriptionRamps, general view looking north into the ramps with the lobby at far right; The museum is housed in two buildings: the 1912 Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion, a marble-encrusted building in the classical style designed by the architects Edward and William S. Maxwell and the modernist Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion across the street, designed by Moshe Safdie, built in 1991. The building stands on the south side of Sherbrooke Street, facing the one built in 1912. Safdie wanted to give the new entrance to the Montreal museum a monumental appearance that would match that of the Maxwell brothers' neoclassical portico but at the same time signal a radically different concept of the museum. The 1912 portico frames a set of heavy oak and bronze doors that stand as a bulwark protecting treasures contained in a temple to art. Safdie's great arch in white marble, on the other hand, opens onto an entrance-hall flooded in light from a huge glazed roof. Source: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; http://www.mmfa.qc.ca/ (accessed 11/23/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; brick; glass; marble; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.titleMontreal Museum of Fine Artsen_US
dc.title.alternativeMusée des Beaux-Arts de Montréalen_US
dc.title.alternativeJean-Noël Desmarais Pavilionen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-SM-MB-F2en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayMoshe Safdie (Canadian architect, born 1938)en_US


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