Plan your Visit
The McCord Museum
The Museum Team
BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Walrus Talks features eight riveting speakers and well-known authors for seven minutes each on our theme of building bridges between cultures, between fiction and non-fiction, between media and community, between immigrant communities, between languages, between the past and the present, and more.
Participants include Vincent Lam, Pasha Malla, Dr. Henry Mintzberg, Alison Pick, Dr. Will Straw, and more...
A programme offered in partnership with Walrus Magazine, the Segal Centre, and McGill University.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART
The McCord Museum is happy to be part of the 31st edition of the FIFA - International Festival of Films on Art, from March 14 to 24. Screenings at the Museum will take place at the J.A. Bombardier Theatre.
For information, tickets and reservations please visit the FIFA website or contact 514-874-9972.
NUIT BLANCHE 2013
Suspended Narratives - Montreal Decades
Saturday, March 2, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Building on the resounding success of last year's event, the Museum returns this year with Suspended Narratives - Montreal Decades. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nuit blanche, the Museum will showcase the Notman Photographic Archives
Through an interactive installation and images of the city's landmarks, spectators will discover pivotal moments that marked recent decades in the history of Montreal. Featuring music by sound artist Christian Carrière, accompanied by media artist Navid Navab, the event will enable the public to take part in a one-of-a-kind creative workshop offered by Mere Phantoms, a Montreal collaborative studio of video and shadow artists. Visitors will be invited to create an imaginary building, monument or other architectural element out of paper, which will then be integrated into an expanding city. They will also have the chance to try their hand at manipulating mobile lighting to create 3-D shadows and put the finishing touches on an acoustic and visual world that will plunge them into the heart of the metropolis.
For more information:
Press release (pdf)
MONTREAL FASHION WEEK
The Museum offers two free activities dedicated to the history of fashion
Saturday, February 2, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., J.A. Bombardier Theatre
Bill Cunningham New York (2010) by Richard Press
Original version in English, 84 min.
"We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is New York Times octogenarian photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this bicycling cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style Section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours." Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair.
ITALIAN FASHION AT THE McCORD MUSEUM
Cocktail and book launch
Wednesday, February 6, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Atrium.
Giorgio Armani : Empire of the Senses (2012) by John Potvin
(Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University)
The McCord Museum invites you to an evening honouring the work of Giorgio Armani : artist, entrepreneur and fundamental influence on the history of global fashion. John Potvin will discuss fashion history research in relation to his new book, Giorgio Armani : Empire of the Senses.
6 p.m. Introduction
Introduction to the evening and the McCord Museum collection by Cynthia Cooper, Head, Collections and Research, and Curator, Costume and Textiles.
6:30 p.m. Presentation by John Potvin
7 p.m. Cocktail and book launch
Buy this extraordinary publication containing 183 beautiful images for $90, a 25% exclusive launch discount (cash sales only).
LES JOURNEES DE LA CULTURE AT THE McCORD
Become an Editorial Cartoonist Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participate in an art project in which you reinterpret a caricature on display in the exhibition Cartooning Calamities!
Weaving in the Urban Forest
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Talk and weave with the Urban Forest's artist-in-residence Geneviève Moisan. It's your last chance to visit the Forest until next year!
MONTRÉAL MARITIME D'APRÈS NOTMAN
Corner de la Commune West and King St.
Facing 681 Rue de la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1X6
Until November 2012
The Vitrine Maritime is a brand new exhibition site in Old Montreal dedicated to art and photography inspired by maritime, nautical and aquatic themes. Its first exhibition is Montréal maritime d'après Notman.
This inaugural Vitrine Maritime exhibition is presented in close collaboration with the McCord Museum. The 12 photographs selected from the Museum's Notman Photographic Archives reflect the importance of the Port, Saint Lawrence River and Lachine Canal to the 19th century harbour city of Montreal. The exhibition portrays day-to-day maritime and harbour life as it unfolded in the area surrounding the Vitrine Maritime site.