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The McCord Museum Presents Made in Canada, Photographs by Bryan Adams
from January 14 to 30, 2000

Montreal, 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 Porter.

The 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.

Made 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 friends.

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.

Born 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.

Mr. Adams will officially open Made in Canada to the public on Friday January 14, 2000, at 1:00 p.m.

The 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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Source:
Annie Daoust
(514) 398-7100, ext. 257

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.