A really special institution in Montreal is blowing its one-hundred candles.
To mark its centenary, the McCord Museum will permit its visitors to access all facilities and exhibitions for free from October 13th, 2021, until January 19th, 2022. This offer is open to all Quebec residents – proof of residence is needed.
There are exhibitions for all tastes, ranging from fashion to Indigenous art and city talks.
The exhibit Chapleau, Profession: Cartoonist, is worth visiting as over 150 illustrations are presented. Being a pop culture time capsule, it permits visitors to rediscover the marking events that happened around Montreal – and the world – for the last couple of decades.
It will make many go down memory lane with portraits of a Frankensteinesque Michael Jackson, or even Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump staring at each other with clown noses.
On the other hand, for those who want to learn more and recognize Quebec’s Indigenous groups, the permanent display Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience is worth the visit.
It consists of one hundred objects accompanied by stories provided by Quebec’s 11 Indigenous nations. These tales were recollected through a massive discussion with 800 individuals from all Indigenous communities present in the province. Visitors will be able to discover Quebec’s Indigenous diversity via the pieces and narratives, like the Kanien’kehá:ka cradleboard or Algonquian snowshoes from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Currently, the museum also offers an exhibition on the fashion of the eighties, Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ‘80s, and JJ Levine’s Queer Photography.
To have the complete information on the exhibits, here is the link: https://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/centenary/.
By Camila Lewandowski