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Our galleries and bookstore are open by appointment. Please book your visit online.

Our current exhibitions are A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention in the Main Galleries, The Design of Carpets That Design Us in the Octagonal gallery, and the Hall Case display Middleground: Siting Dispossession.

Our Study room is also open by appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. As you plan your visit, please review the following information:

Our opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am to 6pm, and Thursday until 9pm. Reservations are now required of all visitors to our exhibitions and bookstore.

To visit our exhibitions, reservations for a 1h30 visit can be made for individual visitors and for families of up to four people. Each reservation slot is limited to a maximum of eight visitors at a time, as to create distance—both spatial and temporal. For those wishing to take extra precautions, the first slot of the day is limited to two visitors. If you prefer, you can also reserve your visit over the phone by calling +1 514 939 7026.

A visit to the bookstore is included in reservations to visit our exhibitions. If you just wish to visit our bookstore, reservations for individuals or for groups of up to two people can be made for a 1h visit. You can reserve your visit online or by calling +1 514 939 7028. We continue to accept orders through our online bookstore and offer virtual consultations. You can contact books@cca.qc.ca for information about new titles and for assistance.

Our Study room is now accessible by appointments, Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm. Appointments must be made in advance by contacting ref@cca.qc.ca, and we require two weeks’ notice in order to be able to retrieve Collection materials. Walk-in visitors will not be accepted. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a limited number of people allowed in the Study room, and masks must be worn at all times. You also may access our collection by browsing our holdings to see what’s been digitized.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell, please take care of yourself and do not come in for your scheduled visit or appointment. You can cancel or reschedule your visit online or by calling us at +1 514 939 7026.

Wearing a mask within the CCA building is obligatory, as is sanitizing your hands upon entry (we have placed hand sanitizer dispensers at our entrances and throughout the building). You’ll find signage and markers to guide distanced movement through the building.

Our gallery-level washrooms are accessible to visitors and are being cleaned every two hours.

Instead of a coat check, there is now a coat rack on which you may hang your coat. We may be able to store certain personal items behind our reception desk for the duration of your visit.

As always, wheelchairs can be requested at the reception desk, and they are being sanitized after each use.

There isn’t seating in our galleries, but you may borrow a folding stool to use throughout your visit. We are sanitizing stools after each use.

We encourage the use of our audio introductions, which can be accessed on personal devices, using the public Wi-Fi network in the building.

Finally, we are only accepting payments and transactions—from museum entry to bookstore purchases—made by card.

Guided tours and other on-site events are on hiatus. Many of our public programs have moved online and will continue to be broadcasted, pre-recorded or live, on our website and through YouTube or Facebook. Our web editorial program also offers new content weekly. To hear about our upcoming digital events, visit our calendar and subscribe to our newsletter.

The online Octobering workshop is available for on-demand bookings by classes (high school, college, and university) and private groups of at least 6 people. Please contact public@cca.qc.ca for information or to schedule this workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact us at reservations@cca.qc.ca or +1 514 939 7026.

This page was updated on 15 November 2021.

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