The Montreal Museum of Modern Art was built by the Quebec government in 1964. It originally belonged to the Quebec Provincial Government Cultural Bureau and became independent in 1983. The purpose of the museum is to promote and preserve the fine arts and other arts of contemporary Quebec artists, with a permanent collection of more than 6,000 works, as well as works by other Canadian and international contemporary artists. This museum is also the only cultural institution in Canada designed for both visual and performing arts. The Montreal International Film Festival, which provides contemporary music and dance, is held here every year. , experimental theater and other performance venues.