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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 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.

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Horst: Sixty Years and Still in Vogue
Documentary by Gerald Scarfe (1992, 50 min., original English version)
Wednesday, July 15 and August 19, 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.

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After Hours at the McCord

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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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