The permanent collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Québec consists of over 40,000 works. They are predominantly by artists from Québec City or the province. The oldest pieces date back to the 16th century. The artwork is display in a dozen galleries. MNBAQ’s newest exhibition space is the modernist Pierre Lassonde Pavilion by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It opened in 2016. The 160,000 square foot facility houses contemporary art. The namesake is a successful mining executive in Canada. Pierre Lassonde has been a major benefactor of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.