Activities

Cultural Activities

Educational Activities

Outdoors Activities

Colloquia

Programming at the McCord Museum

Sivunitsatinnut ilinniapunga Exhibition (For our future, I go to school)for our future, i go to school

Avataq

April 17 to May 4, 2014

Through an exhibition of photos, discover this innovative project that introduced students from Tukisiniarvik School in Akulivik, Nunavik, to archeology.

The adventure began with 12 students attending the Avataq archaeological field school on Qikirtajuaq Island in the summer of 2013. The participants photographically recorded archaeological activity and the surrounding environment. With the help of their teachers and the inclusion of more students during the school year, the project was expanded to also include the community. The students selected the final photos for the exhibition and added their comments on the subjects portrayed.

Through their works, they share their vision of archaeology, community and the environment while contributing to the preservation of their heritage.
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L'histoire de l'art aux limites du satirique

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April 22 and 23, 2014

Free entrance / limited seating / registration at halsuqam@gmail.com

The CASGRAM research team (Caricature et satire graphique à Montréal) invites you to attend two study days devoted to the question of art history at the limits of satire. L'histoire de l'art aux limites du satirique will be presented at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the McCord Museum.

Looking at both Québec and international bodies of work, with subjects as diverse as Leonardo, Daumier Joseph Légaré and Michel Garneau (Garnotte), this event brings together emerging and established scholars working in university and museum settings in Québec and in Europe.

The ways in which art history and its institutions make the satiric visible provide the focus for these two study days. From the emergence of caricature around the turn of the 17th century, right through the era of mass communications, culminating in the satiric strategies adopted in much 20th century and contemporary art, the different forms taken by "visual satire" through the centuries can today be seen as part of a dialogue imposed by art history through its own 'forms' - teaching and research, collecting and exhibition practices among others.

In order to think through these crosscurrents between the satiric and the art historical, we welcome some fifteen researchers who are working on these issues in universities and museums in Québec, France and Scotland. The event will culminate with an exchange featuring two well-known Montreal caricaturists: Terry Mosher (AISLIN, The Gazette) and Serge Chapleau (La Presse).

The majority of presentations will be given in French. Question and answer periods will be bilingual.

Click here for more information
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PROJECTIONS
Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
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HONOUR YOUR WOLD
Free entrance

Projection of this medium-length documentary, 59 min, Quebec 2013.
In English with French subtitles.

A powerful and touching portrait of Barriere Lake, this documentary plunges us into the day-to-day life and battles of an Algonquin community fighting to protect its land, language and way of life. Attending the premiere will be director Martha Stiegman and members of the film crew.

Limited seating

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Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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HAITIAN DISPORA DAY IN MONTREAL
Free entrance


Diaspora Day is an event to promote Haitian culture through art, music, documentaries and information kiosks. It celebrates the rich contributions of Haitians living in Montreal and elsewhere.

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Saturday, April 26, 3 p.m.

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DOUBLE FEATURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH FOIRE PAPIER 14

Two documentaries will be shown, with an introduction by artist Spring Hurlbut.
In English, followed by a bilingual question period.

This half hour documentary takes viewers to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, for a firsthand account by artist Annie Pootoogook of her art and everyday life.

Art, love and death, explored through the life and work of artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs.

Limited seating

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CITY TALKS

In collaboration with Héritage Montréal

Visuel échanges urbains

A series of four lectures on Montreal that bring together leading MontreaL thinkers and designers.

Take a critical look at the future. Discuss and debate issues related to our city. The lectures are open to the public and followed by drinks and conversation.

Talks presented in French with bilingual question period.

Click here to download the complete City Talks programme.

Wednesday, May 14, 6 p.m.

OUR ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY: AN OBSOLETE CONCEPT OR A CHALLENGE FOR ALL PROJECTS?

Today's major projects, designed and constructed under LEED building standards, through PPPs and going to the lowest bidder - can they be important sustainable achievements for the future? What legacy will today's material concerns leave for the Montreal of tomorrow?

With André Bourassa, Architect, Partner at Bourassa Maillé architestes and Renée Daoust, Architect and urban planner associate, Daoust Lestage inc. architecture design urbain.

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You can watch the January 22, 2014, conference online : Why do we need public art in the city ?

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FESTIVAL TRANS AMÉRIQUE - THE PIXELATED REVOLUTION BY RABIH MROUÉ

THURSDAY, JUNE 5; FRIDAY, JUNE 6 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7:00 P.M.

A lecture-performance by Lebanese creator Rabih Mroué using images captured in Syria in 2011 by opponents of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Three performances.