Cultural Activities

Educational Activities

Outdoors Activities


Programming at the McCord Museum

The activities are free and do not require a reservation unless otherwise indicated.
Seating is limited. Members can make reservations.
You can also find information about activities in the Urban Forest on the back of this brochure.

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Tea at the McCord series 2014-2015

Harry Sutcliffe: A Life in Postcards

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In French with a period of questions in French and English
J.A. Bombardier Theatre

With Hélène Samson, Ph.D., Curator, Notman Photographic Archives

In conjunction with the McGill College exhibition Harry Sutcliffe - Strolling Through Montreal, this event sheds light on the journey of a little-known photographer. It is an opportunity to become familiar with his full body of work, beyond his photographs of Montreal squares and parks. You will see Harry Sutcliffe's first award-winning works in England before he immigrated to Trois-Rivières in 1910, his Mauricie landscapes and his many postcards of Montreal. Harry Sutcliffe's archives - more than 2,000 photographs bequeathed to the McCord Museum by his descendants - illustrate a path taken by many British immigrants seeking a better life in Canada. What distinguished this adopted Montrealer was his fertile and unwavering passion for photography.

Tea and biscuits will be served.
Free admission (space is limited)
Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520

Future teas:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015: The Case of the Missing Bride, with Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Costume and Textiles
Tuesday, March 17, 2015: Montréal pré-photographique, with Christian Vachon, Curator, Paintings, Prints and Drawings
Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Montréal et la Grande Guerre : les écrits de chez nous en 1914-1918, with Céline Widmer, Curator, History and Archives

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City Talks series 2014-2015

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First discussion - Architecture: an unaffordable luxury for Montreal?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 p.m
In French with a period of questions in French and English

Major construction projects, particularly cultural, are multiplying on the Montreal landscape, but not many of them truly enrich the city. Why is there such a gap between intentions and results? What is preventing Montreal from building significant cultural facilities?


Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, directeur général, Espace pour la vie
Claude Provencher, architecte associé principal et cofondateur, Provencher Roy
Frédérique Doyon, journaliste, Le Devoir


City Talks is a series of four lectures bringing together city thinkers and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers. Take a critical look at our city. Discuss and debate issues related to its future! The lectures are open to everyone and followed by a friendly drink.

Future discussions:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Cultural Districts and the Challenge of Authenticity
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Reinventing parks: From Green Spaces to Citizens' Spaces

2014-2015 Program (pdf)

Free and open to all. No reservations except for Musem Members. Seating is limited. Arrive early.

Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520