Christmas 2016 at The McCord Museum

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016193 Views

Montreal, November 22, 2016 – The McCord Museum offers activities over holiday season that ensure everyone has a great time. Visitors of all ages will find something that appeals to their imagination and sense of discovery. Important figures from the 19th century, scenes of Montreal and splendid Canadian landscapes from east to west are all featured in Notman, A Visionary Photographer, an exhibition devoted to a Montreal photographer who achieved international renown in his day. Children will be captivated this season by Alfred’s Adventures, a story to see and hear about the trials and tribulations of a congenial teddy bear. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the beautiful beaded clothing and accessories of First Peoples. They’ll also be able to explore 10 different facets of our city’s history at the exhibition Montreal – Points of View.

Admission to the Museum is free at all times for children 12 and under, courtesy of the Fondation J.A. DeSève.

There are stories and workshops to entertain young visitors. They can also pick up a free backpack at the admissions desk containing material for The Adventure at the Museum, presented by Hydro-Québec and mampourlavie as part of the exhibition Wearing our Identity. The I Musici chamber orchestra will offer several performances for children on January 4 and 7. While you’re visiting the Museum, stop by the Boutique, a destination for anyone seeking the perfect gift this holiday season, now also online.

“It’s always a great pleasure to welcome visitors at this time of the year. Like their parents, we feel the children’s joy and make every effort to ensure that everyone, regardless of their interests, leaves the Museum happy with their experience,” says Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Museum.


William Notman, A Visionary Photographer Until March 26, 2017

As part of the celebrations for Montreal’s 375th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the McCord Museum presents, from November 4, 2016 to March 26, 2017, Notman, A Visionary Photographer, a major exhibition on the life and work of this Montrealer who helped pioneer

photography in Canada, and the first Canadian photographer to obtain an international recognition. His body of work, from his portraits to the landscapes that spanned the country from east to west, helped build the Canadian identity. The exhibition features some 300 photographs and objects drawn primarily from the McCord Museum collection. Offering a new perspective on the career of William Notman (1826-1891), the exhibition examines how the artist’s character contributed to his tremendous success. It also focuses on his contemporary approach to photography, founded on the principles of communication, management and innovation. While focusing on vintage prints, displays are supplemented by multimedia installations and interactive devices that provide dynamic information and help clarify nineteenth-century idea of modernity. The exhibition is produced, planned and presented by the McCord Museum.

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