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McCord Museum Presents Made in Canada, Photographs by Bryan Adams
from January 14 to 30, 2000
January 13, 2000 —
The McCord Museum is pleased to present Made in Canada, an
exhibit of photographs by well-known Canadian entertainer Bryan
Adams, which will open to the public on Friday January 14, 2000.
Made in Canada features 89 striking black and white
portraits of prominent Canadian women who are active in a
variety of sectors, from the arts to public life to sports. The
photographs are on display in the McCord Museum's High Wall
Gallery until Sunday, January 30, 2000. They also appear in
Bryan Adams' recent book of the same name, published by Key
book and exhibition project were created by Mr. Adams to
increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The McCord Museum is pleased
to present this unique exhibit and help bring a new level of
audience awareness to this important health issue.
in Canada was
photographed in London, Hollywood, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver,
and New York. Conveying a remarkable range of emotions, these
dramatic photographs of outstanding Canadians were inspired by
the tragic death from breast cancer of one of Mr. Adams' closest
Mr. Adams' subjects have all given generously of their time and renown to support breast cancer research. They include: Louise Arbour, Roberta Bondar, Karen Kain, Sarah McLachlan, June Callwood, K.D. Lang, Margaret Atwood, Céline Dion, Geneviève Bujold, Alice Munro, Shania Twain, and Silken Laumann.
in Kingston, Ontario, Bryan Adams has spent more than twenty
years in the international music spotlight, becoming one of
Canada's biggest entertainment exports. His many accolades
include a Grammy, three Academy Award nominations for
song-writing, and the Order of Canada. For the past few years,
he has been exploring another side of his artistic vision with
the camera, contributing photographs to many magazines and to
the sleeves of his albums. He recently completed a photographic
essay for "Action On Addiction," a British charity
that helps people struggling with drug dependency. A tireless
humanitarian and animal rights activist, he is actively involved
with many charities, both national and international. Adams now
lives in London, England.
Adams will officially open Made in Canada to the public
on Friday January 14, 2000, at 1:00 p.m.
exhibition, on display at the McCord Museum from January 14 to
30, is presented by Trimark Investments in collaboration with
Kellogg's Special K* cereal, Ford Motor Company of Canada
Ltd. and Kodak.
*Trademark / Registered Trademark of Kellogg Canada Inc. 1999
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The McCord wishes to acknowledge the support of the Heritage Canada Museums Assistance Program, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, and the Arts Council of the Montreal Urban Community.