Montreal - Points of View
Discover or rediscover Montreal from many vantage points at this not-to-be-missed exhibition.
The exhibition Montreal - Points of View explores 10 different facets of the history of Montreal, from its earliest residents to the city of today with its metro and skyscrapers.
Through objects that bear witness to our past, you will discover iconic districts, pivotal moments in Montreal's history and the people who marked the city's development.
A short video conveys the liveliness of Saint-Laurent Boulevard through unique views of its history and the contribution immigration has made to our culinary, sport and cultural traditions.
Conquer an ever-changing city from the past to the present!
Twice a year, the McCord Museum takes a fresh look at the city by exhibiting the photographs of a contemporary artist.
Since July 15, 2013, the Museum has been offering a chance to discover the work of Guillaume Simoneau, who presents a young man's portrait taken with the help of a view camera on a tripod. This technique references the early labour-intensive days of glass plate photography and shows how far we have come in the age of digital photography.
To represent Montreal in all its richness and diversity, it is essential to turn to its citizens, according to the photographer. They give the city its character and subtlety.
About the artist
Guillaume Simoneau is a young photographer based in Montreal who is taking part in the renewal of documentary photography by breaking some of its conventions. He appropriates images found in social media and affirms his subjective and partisan position.
Ghost, Saint Catherine Street near Bishop Street, Montreal, 2013
© Guillaume Simoneau
Activities in conjunction with the exhibition
Tuesday to Sunday at 2 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
These short, bilingual, 20-minute tours (in English and French) highlight the key aspects of the Montreal - Points of View exhibition.
In parrallel with our exhibition, we have asked Montreal personalities to share their favourite places or their point of view on the city. Discover the Mile End with the leader of Bran Van 3000, James Di Salvio.
Watch the series