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Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts

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medium_exterieur.jpgThe Museum is dedicated to the exploration, conservation, and advancement of fine arts in the Eastern Townships.

Physical Description: 

Three floors of exhibition halls in the prestigious former head office of the Eastern Townships Bank (1876), in downtown Sherbrooke. A library of art and historical publications will soon be available to members. Boutique where you can rent or purchase works by local artists.


medium_beaux.jpgOver 4,000 works of art in three categories: artists of the Eastern Townships, artists who were inspired by the Eastern Townships, and national and international naïve art. Permanent exhibitions are dedicated to the works of Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), a renowned artist born in the Townships, and to an important contemporary art collection donated by Luc LaRochelle of Sherbrooke.

In addition, the Museum collects and exhibits national and international naïve art, and presents temporary exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists.

Special Activities: 

Guided tours in French: Tuesday at 2 p.m. Guided tours in English, for groups or schools, (by reservation). Hall rental for conferences and receptions.

The Museum boutique makes available, for sale or rent, original art works in different styles: figurative, naïve, and abstract art. Drawing classes and workshops are offered during fall and winter. Other activities include an annual artwork appraisal day, and hall rental for conferences and receptions.


The Frederick Simpson Coburn Collection (1996): $10.00.
Monique Voyer, A retrospective 1954-1994: $10.00.
Nina M. Owens, A retrospective 1869-1959: $5.00.
La bande dessinée Made in Sherbrooke (1998): $20.00.
Passion et Tourment. La collection de Luc LaRochelle (2000): $20.00.

Business Hours: 

Tuesday-Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.
Extended summer hours (June 24-Labour Day):
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.


Please inquire.



241 Dufferin, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 4M3.

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(819) 821-2115.
(819) 821-4003