All activities are free and do not require reservations (unless specified otherwise.
Free admission to the Museum on Wednesday nights is made possible thanks to the generosity of BMO Financial Group.
J.A. BOMBARDIER THEATRE
Every first Saturday of the month
Film screening at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Museum is free on the first Saturdays of each month.
Kakalakkuvik (Where the children dwell)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Directed by Jobie Weetaluktuk, 2009, 26 minutes
Screenings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Inuktitut with French subtitles, and at 3 p.m. with English subtitles.
A deeply personal film narrated in the first person about the experience of Inuit children who attended residential schools. For many, who today are adults, neither money nor remorse can replace the past, when as children they were torn from their families, language and culture. Drawing upon archival footage, photographs, and songs, Kakalakkuvik is a moving homage dedicated to the father of the filmmaker.
Tunniit: Retracing the lines of Inuit Tattoos
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 2010, 50 minutes
Screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in English and Inuktitut with English subtitles.
Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, together with multidisciplinary artist Aaju Peter, traces the origins of Inuit tattoos, long prohibited by white society. Together they embark on an adventure to explore the mysteries and significance of this ancestral tradition.
Both movies presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wearing our Identity - The First Peoples Collection.
City Talks is a four-part series presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal and offering lectures and presentations by leading Montreal thinkers and makers. Come celebrate and debate our city.
These activities are made possible with the generous support of Mr. Jean Raby and Goldman Sachs Gives.
Bilingual talks, no reservation required, limited places.
Wednesday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Since the late 19th century in city planners and governments have created projects to offer the experiences of nature to city dwellers through the preservation of land tracts on the outskirts of cities and the construction of landscaped areas. With the expansion suburban house construction and increased building density in cities; where does one find nature and what does
it look like? How do we define nature and how is it constructed in cities? Come
hear about some projects that confront these questions.
Paula Meijerink, Landscape architect, professor and Director of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal.
Claire Poitras, Professor, researcher and Director of INRS Centre - Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre.
Talks, Conversations, Workshops
LES BELLES SOIRÉES
Porter son identité : réflexions sur les cultures autochtones par le vêtement
(Wearing our identity : Considering aboriginal cultures through clothing)
Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets on sale at bellessoirees.umontreal.ca
Lecture offered in French
A presentation by Guislaine Lemay, Curator, Ethnology and Archaeology and Interim Curator, Decorative Arts, McCord Museum. In this conference, participants will learn about the rich tradition of clothing creation in a number of Aboriginal cultures. Guislaine Lemay will discuss how research into Aboriginal clothing and accessories is fertile ground for the exploration of identity on a personal, cultural and spiritual level.
This lecture is offered in partnership with Les Belles Soirées, Université de Montréal and in conjunction with the exhibition Wearing Our Identity - The First Peoples Collection.
"GRACE KELLY" EVENINGS!
Wednesday, June 19 and Wednesday, September 25, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Come visit the Museum dressed in "Grace Kelly" style. Participants will have the chance to win one of our door prizes!
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco : Grace Kelly- Beyond the Icon.
Are you a group of fifteen or more and would like to visit the Museum's exhibitions? Reserve by calling us at 514-398-7100, ext. 222, or email us at email@example.com and take advantage of special group rates.
Wanted: Volunteer Guides
Anyone interested in applying to become a volunteer guide is invited to contact Mélanie Deveault at 514-398-7100, ext 250. A 50-hour compulsory training course is provided by the Museum.