Cultural Activities

Educational Activities

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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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Camp and ceramic art : discussion with Léopold L. Foulem and Richard Milette

April 22, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Round table led by Robin Metcalfe, Curator of the Camp Fires exhibition
J.A. Bombardier Theatre

Join us in a discussion with renowned Canadian ceramists Léopold L. Foulem and Richard Milette, who will explain their artistic practice at a round table led by Robin Metcalfe, Curator of the Camp Fires exhibition. Exploring both the sexual identity issues and artistic approach that define their art, the artists will provide insight into the camp style of their ceramics as well as those of Paul Mathieu, which are also featured in the exhibition.

Round table discussion in French, followed by a bilingual question period.

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After Hours at the McCord


April 9, 2015

A particularly colourful After Hours at the McCord in conjunction with the exhibition Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette. As always, there will be lots of music.

Free admission for Museum Members only. Tickets on pre-sale at $11 on La Vitrine. Drinks and food must be purchased. The funds will be used to finance Museum activities.

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You can become a Member on site and benefit from a 25% discount on the cost of your subscription. Your ticket purchased in advance will be reimbursed.



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Les Québécoises aux urnes (Quebec women go to the polls) - 75th anniversary of the right of women to vote in provincial elections


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
J.A. Bombardier Theatre

This year marks the 75th anniversary of an important milestone for Quebec women: the right to vote in provincial elections. Chantal Maillé, a professor at Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute, will speak on the fight leading to this victory. She will recount the key events and women of this historic campaign and will touch on a number of equality issues that continued to linger after the battle was won. The conference will also feature archival images from the McCord Museum collections and the Archives de Montréal.

The lecture will be held in French.

An activity presented as part of the City of Montréal's 75 Printemps initiative, a program commemorating the 75th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Quebec.

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

Thérèse Cagrain (née Forget) was a key activist in the women's suffrage movement in Quebec.

Wm. Notman & Son, Miss Thérèse Forget, Montreal, QC, 1914, gelatin dry plate process, 17 x 12 cm, McCord Museum, II-203044

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Tea at the McCord series 2014-2015

Montréal et la Grande Guerre : les écrits de chez nous en 1914-1918

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the Museum

With Céline Widmer, Curator, History and Archives

Céline Widmer looks at writings from the First World War. The archives tell us how Montrealers experienced thisconflict, both at the front and at home. Discover diaries, correspondence, pamphlets and other documents thatconvey moving stories from that troubled time.

The presentation will be in French followed by a bilingual question period.
Tea and biscuits will be served.
Free admission, arrive early! No reservations except for Members.

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


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Fashion at the Museum

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Screenings related to the Museum's rich Costume and Textiles collection and the Love in Fine Fashion exhibition.

La Mariée était en noir
January 14, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Screening of the film La mariée était en noir (1970) by French director François Truffaut. On his way out of the church, a groom is mysteriously killed right in front of his new wife. She embarks on a quest for vengeance against five suspects in the murder of her husband.
In French without subtitles

Savoir-faire, les ateliers du luxe
February 4, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Screening of the documentary Savoir-faire, les ateliers du luxe (2013) by Hopi Lebel. The film will be introduced by Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Costume and Textiles. Enter a world of luxury and discover the work of artisans who make Hermès scarves or Chanel bags.
In French without subtitles

Projection - Four Weddings and a Funeral
March 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy Mike Newell's romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). The film follows a group of friends through the eyes of Charles (Hugh Grant) who falls in love with an American woman he meets over the course of four weddings and a funeral.
In English with French subtitles

Free screenings, open to all. Seating is limited. Arrive early!

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

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City Talks series 2014-2015

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Reinventing parks: from greem spaces to citizen's spaces

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6 p.m
In French with a period of questions in French and English

An invention of the industrial age, municipal parks are basic components in neighbourhood urban planning. But citizens are looking beyond the aesthetic and public health role of parks. They are creating new types of spaces by reappropriating wastelands, laneways and shorelines. What is the future of Montreal parks? And who will be the real architects?


Bernard St-denis, Associate Professor, School of Landscape, Architecture Faculty of Environmental Design,University of Montreal
Caroline Magar, Development Coordinator, Champ des Possibles
Marc -André Carignan, Urban Design and Architecture Columnist


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.

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 or at

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Les Belles Soirées de l'Université de Montréal at the McCord Museum


The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War
April 13, 14 from 2 p.m to 4:30 p.m and April 22 from 2. p.m. to 4 p.m.

Historian and columnist André Champagne looks at socio-political aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865) during a presentation on April 13 and 14 as part of the series Les Belles Soirées de l'Université de Montréal. On April 22, Hélène Samson, Ph.D., Curator, Notman Photographic Archives, will present the iconographic legacy of the American Civil War, including photographs in the collection that show the impact of the war on Montreal. The presentation will be in French followed by a bilingual question period.

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Archives in the Plural: Montreal from 1914-1918

May 21 and 22, 2015 at 6 p.m. on Level 1

In collaboration with the Archives of the Ville de Montréal, the Museum hosts a multidisciplinary event taking a fresh look at Montreal from 1914-1918. Artists of different backgrounds will delve into the archives and use words, images and music to create a contemporary interpretation of a turbulent and critical period for Montreal.

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