One Hundred Years Young - 100th anniversary of the McCord Museum

One Hundred Years Young

100th anniversary of the McCord Museum
The McCord Museum celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. The year 2021 marks its centenary. Discover its history, as well as the exhibitions and cultural events on the program until fall 2022.


As of September 25

Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience

As part of an effort to initiate dialogue and foster understanding, the exhibition offers an opportunity for a meaningful encounter, and bears witness to the still unrecognized knowledge of Indigenous peoples in Quebec and Canada as well as the deep wounds they carry and their incredible resilience.
As of November 19

Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ‘80s

This exhibition will explore Parachute’s androgynous and provocative clothing, and the company’s transformation from its subcultural New Wave beginnings, to a designer brand with concept stores in cities including Montreal, New York and Los Angeles.
As of February 18, 2022

JJ Levine: Queer Photographs

JJ Levine questions the representation of traditional binary gender roles through staged photographs of queer subjects in intimate, domestic settings.



Festival Quartiers Danses

The McCord Museum is pleased to host, once again this year, three performances of the Festival Quartiers Danses: Naufrago by choreographer Charles Brecard, Mother Nature by choreographer Emmanuelle Martin, and Needle and Thread by choreographer Suzanne Miller.
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This new series presented in collaboration with Les têtes bien faites invites the public, every last Sunday of the month, to take part in an intergenerational citizens discussion workshop to exchange ideas and reflect on a theme stemming from one of the current exhibitions.
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City Talks

Returning for a 10th year, Héritage Montréal and the McCord Museum bring urban thinkers and builders together to discuss current practical issues related to urban planning and the city, subjects that are relevant to Montrealers.
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The McCord Museum

Our people, Our Stories

The McCord Museum is the museum of all Montrealers. It celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. Reaching beyond the city to the wider world, the Museum creates and presents exhibitions and educational and cultural activities with a critical and inclusive take on social history.

The centenary of the Museum is a unique opportunity to look to the future, to reflect, to exchange of points of view, and to celebrate the Museum’s collections.
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The Museum’s Collections

The Museum is renowned for its collections of Archives, Documentary Art, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, Indigenous Cultures, Material Culture, and Photography, comprising 200,000 objects and works of art, 2,150,000 photographs, 3,500 rare books and 340 linear metres of textual archives.
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Museum's History

Did you know?

Inaugurated in 1921, the McCord embodies the vision of a passionate collector, David Ross McCord, whose abiding wish was to shed light on the history and cultures of his country and thus bring its people together.

Administered by McGill University since its opening, in 1987, the McCord Museum became a self-governing, private museum with an autonomous Board of Trustees, thanks to the generous support of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation.
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Blog Resonance



What do a Greek temple, a rifle range, a Stanley Cup champion, and Harry Houdini all have in common? They are all connected in some way with the buildings that have housed the collections of the McCord Museum over the years.
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Press Room

For any press requests (mailing lists, press releases, press kit, or interviews), please contact:

Ludovic Iop, Officer, Public Relations
514 861-6701, ext. 1239
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