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The activities are free and do not require a reservation unless otherwise indicated.
Seating is limited. Members can make reservations.

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Activities of our series Fashion at the Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Horst: Photographer of Style

Fashion at the Museum
Follow our Facebook event page Fashion at the Museum for all details about our upcoming Events.

LECTURE
Horst: A photographer of his time and six decades of fashion
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6 p.m.

J.A. Bombardier Theatre

Lecture by Philippe Guillaume, historian and photographer
Historian and photographer Philippe Guillaume will provide context for the artist's work, spanning six decades. He will discuss how various artistic disciplines influenced Horst's work and the impact his talent and unique vision had on the art of fashion photography.

The lecture will be illustrated by many images and the short documentary, Horst, by Mark Trottenberg (1988, 20 min., English version without subtitles), which features a meeting with the artist in his studio.
Lecture in French, followed by a documentary in English.

Free and open to everyone. Only Museum Members can make reservations. Places are limited; arrive early.

Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca
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ROUND TABLE
Fashion photography: between art and an orchestrated vision
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

J.A. Bombardier Theatre

Catalogues, magazines, advertising - we are surrounded by the clichés of fashion to the point where they are part of everyday life. Beyond the commercialized image, however, these photos are the result of artistic work and an orchestrated vision. During this round table, photographers and players from the fashion world will share their thoughts on the subject and discuss what elements and skills are required to produce quality fashion photos.

The discussion will also touch on Horst's influence and that of other fashion photographers on current practices.

Guests
Leda and St-Jacques, photographic duo
Denis Desro, Fashion Editor-in-Chief, Elle Canada
Steeve Lapierre, Vice President of Marketing, La Maison OGILVY
Moderated by Stéphane Le Duc, Editor-in-Chief of Dress to KILL, and spokesperson for the exhibition Horst: Photographer of Style.
The round table is in French with a bilingual question period.
Free and open to everyone. Only Museum Members can make reservations. Places are limited; arrive early.

Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca
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PROJECTION
Horst:
Sixty Years and Still in Vogue
Documentary by Gerald Scarfe (1992, 50 min., original English version)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6 p.m.
J.A. Bombardier Theatre in the McCord Museum

This documentary presents a comprehensive portrait of the photographer from his emergence in Paris between the two world wars and the pursuit of his career in the United Sates in the late 1930s. Using interviews with the photographer, family members and colleagues, Scarfe looks at his various creative periods. The filmmaker focuses on Horst's relationships with such acclaimed artists as Dali and Jean Cocteau, as well as major figures in the fashion world, including Coco Chanel. Heavily illustrated, this documentary highlighting Horst's importance as a photographer was honoured during Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art in 1993.

Documentary in English, without subtitles.

Free and open to everyone. Only Museum Members can make reservations.
Places are limited; arrive early. Members: Make a reservation now! membership@mccord.mcgill.ca

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City Talks series 2014-2015

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Reinventing parks: from green 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?

Speakers

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

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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 Museum Members. Seating is limited. Arrive early.

Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca
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Archives

Archives au pluriel - Le Montréal de 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.

Original Idea: Nicolas Bednarz and Céline Widmer
Text: Nathalie Boisvert
Staging: Frédéric Sasseville
Performers: Kim Despatis, Sébastien René et Steve Laplante
Music: Frédéric and Nicolas Bednarz
Video: Lucion Media.

Free Presentation in French. No reservations except for Museum Members.
Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca
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Montreal Museums Day

JdMM anglais

Fashion photographs, queer baroque ceramics and first peoples

As part of Montreal Museums Day, the McCord Museum is offering free admission to all of its exhibitions, including Horst: Photographer of Style, that recently opened on May 14. It is the only time when the access to the exhibition will be free.
The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To learn more about Montreal Museums Day, follow the Facebook Page of the Event

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Activities in conjunction with the exhibition Camp Fires: the queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette

Camp Lecture

Camp: an aesthetic of the self - inventing a persona

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
J.A. Bombardier Theatre in the McCord Museum
Lecture by Karl-Gilbert Murray, art historian

Presented as part of the Camp Fires exhibition, this lecture by art historian Karl-Gilbert Murray will focus on certain characteristics of the camp aesthetic. Camp is a genuine aesthetic of the self related to a type of gay sensibility that expresses the idea of taking a proud, provocative effeminate attitude. It will be contextualized through many visual representations from various artistic disciplines and popular culture.
The lecturer will attempt to demystify what Robin Metcalfe has identified as "signifying practices" and "historical circumstances of stigma," encouraging the ability to invent a persona of resistance through art.
Presentation in French with a bilingual question period.

Free and open to everyone. Only Museum Members can make reservations.
Follow our Facebook Event Page.
Places are limited; arrive early.

Are you a Museum Member? Reserve a seat by calling 514-398-7100, ext. 520 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca
Become a Member! 25% discount

Presented by :
Fugues

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After Hours at the McCord

After hours McCord - general

Our popular After Hours presented by National Bank will be back this Fall. Follow our Facebook Page to find outabout the next event.

Free admission for Museum Members only. The funds will be used to finance the event.
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