McCord Museum summer events – This summer, the McCord Museum is offering a wide range of out door programming, allowing you to enjoy Montreal and discover the city’s social history in the sun. For the ninth year, the Urban Forest, on Victoria Street, will be welcoming neighbours and passers-by for a peaceful lunch, concerts by Indigenous artists, morning yoga sessions and a loads of other activities. The McCord Museum is also offering its historic walking tours in which Museum mediators will help you discover three of the city’s iconic neighbourhoods.If you prefer self-guided tours, the MTL Urban Museum mobile app offers five free themed walks. Finally, McGill College Avenue is once again hosting an exhibition of photos from the Museum’s collection, this year on the theme Montreal atWork.
McCord Museum summer events
Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August, 7:45–8:45 a.m.
The Art of Living Foundation and YogaTribes get your day started with poses to facilitate concentration, relaxation, endurance and flexibility. Held in the magnificent setting of the Urban Forest, the morning yoga classes are open to all and give downtown passers-by a chance to start their day off gently. The activity is part of XP_MTL’s programming.
Unless otherwise indicated, yoga will be cancelled in case of rain.
Wednesdays until October 9, noon–2 p.m.
At lunchtime every Wednesday, enjoy Musique Nomade concerts as a break from routine and have a bite to eat from a food truck.
Schedule subject to change, depending on the weather and food truck availability.
Wednesdays in July and August, 5–7 p.m.
EveryWednesday,theMuseumandsocialinnovationorganizationEXEKOofferget-togethersanddiscussions around the Museum’s photographycollection.
Urban Forest- Until October 9
TheUrbanForesthasbeenreinventedagainonVictoriaStreet,whichhasbecomeapedestrianmallforthe occasion. Until October 9, this sunny seasonal park is open to anyone wishing to enjoy a picnic lunch and a rich array of activities developed around the Museum’s summer exhibitions, Sding K’awXangs—Haida: Supernatural Stories andThe Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology. This year’sUrban Forest, designed once again by Paula Meijerink of WANTED Landscape, is yellow and white. All Urban Forest activities arefree.
Montreal at Work
A new outdoor exhibition on McGill College Avenue Until October 14
The 14th open-air exhibition on McGill College Avenue presented by BMO Bank of Montreal in conjunction with Astral, will have passers-by stepping into the workplaces of Montrealers from 1900 to the 1940s. The photographs from the McCord Museum collection invite viewers to take a trip back in time to discover the places and atmosphere in which men and women plied their trades. This incursion into the working world takes viewers in to the daily lives of Montrealers in the first half of the 20th century, as they toiled in factories, workshops, hospitals and offices. In addition to bringing the workforce of yesteryear to life, the photos recall the old-fashioned charm of the architecture, furniture, tools and clothing of thetime.
This 24-part look at the workplaces of the past shows that although some of the occupations pictured still exist, working conditions have changed radically. From William Notman’s famous photography studio to nurses at Hôtel-Dieu hospital, by the way of the busy workrooms at the Berliner Gramophone Company, these images show the concentration of Montreal’s economic activity in the area now known as the Ville-Marie borough.