Activities

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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Tea at the McCord series 2014-2015

The case of the missing bride

The Case of the Missing Bride

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In English with a period of questions in French and English
J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the Museum

With Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Costume and Textiles

Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Costume and Textiles at the Museum will talk about her research into garments and accessories in the new exhibition Love in Fine Fashion. It took a lot of detective work to uncover the stories of marriages going back decades or centuries, with only a dress and an approximate date to work with.

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 membership@mccord.mcgill.ca

Future teas:

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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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 membership@mccord.mcgill.ca

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City Talks series 2014-2015

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Second 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?

Speakers

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

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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.

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 or at membership@mccord.mcgill.ca

 

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After Hours at the McCord

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Second Thursday of each month - from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Discover a new way to enjoy the early evening with friends and colleagues that combines music, cocktails and culture. Network with other young professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, and visit current exhibitions at the Museum. Drinks and food must be purchased.

Buy pre-sale tickets for $11 on lavitrine.com.

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FUTURE EDITIONS :

February 12, 2015
The theme will be the exhibition Love in Fine Fashion and Valentine's Day. Drinks and appetizers will be served and music provided by a guest DJ - all in a relaxed social setting.

March 12, 2015
The theme will be the exhibition The End of the Beginning, by Frédéric Lavoie, Artist-in-Residence. Join other survivors of the end of the world at this unique After Hours at the McCord. Visit the exhibitions and spend time with friends and colleagues in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere. Cocktails and appetizers will stave off famine while the DJ spins some tunes.

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.

Museum Members enter for free (no reservations required).


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

A History of Marriage
March 11, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover the history of the marriage ceremony. Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Costume and Textiles, will introduce a talk by Canadian writer and historian Elizabeth Abbott. A visit to the exhibition Love in Fine Fashion is included. The presentation will be in French followed by a bilingual question period.

Details and reservations at bellessoirees.umontreal.ca/une-histoire-du-mariage.html

 

The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War
April 13, 14 and 22, 2015, from 2. p.m. to 4 p.m.

Historian Pap Ndyaye 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.

Details and reservations at bellessoirees.umontreal.ca/la-guerre-de-secession.html

 

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More Activities!

Poster Exhibition by Graphic Design Students
From February 11 to March 15, 2015 in the Atrium

The Museum is showing some posters on the theme of soil conservation around the world created by CEGEP and university graphic design students. They were all submitted as part of an annual competition held by the Société des designers graphiques du Québec for the Marc H. Choko scholarships and will become part of the heritage collections of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. The best poster will also be displayed around the city.

Retro Games at the McCord Museum
Wednesday, February 25 and Wednesday March 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Level 1

The Montréal joue festival presents two evenings at the McCord Museum where vintage games are put back in service. Fun for everyone - big kids and anyone who loves board games and retro video games.

Nuit Blanche - Part of the Montréal en Lumière festival
February 28, 2015, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Explore your artistic side at an unforgettable nighttime workshop. You'll be surprised by the collective results!

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.