100 Years Young - 100th anniversary of the McCord Museum

100 Years Young

Free Admission For 100 Days
Celebrating the McCord Museum's centenary, visitors can enjoy free admission to the Museum for 100 days, from October 13, 2021, to January 19, 2022, thanks to the support of BMO Financial Group. The 100th anniversary celebrations are presented in collaboration with the SAQ.

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.


Permanent Exhibition

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.

Holiday Programming


Enchanted Worlds

Relive the magic of Ogilvy’s mechanical holiday window displays with Enchanted Worlds. Visit The Mill in the Forest, on Victoria Street near Sherbrooke, and The Enchanted Village, inside the Museum’s Theatre.

Free! An exciting game of hide and seek is available free of charge for children at the Museum’s Admission Desk.

Natu-natshishkueu: The Adventure of Connection

Team up with your family and discover the new permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience.

Through observation, imagination and discussion, children and adults encounter Indigenous nations by exploring the Museum’s Indigenous Cultures collection and the many stories it holds.

What's on your mind?

During the workshop, cultural mediators from the Museum and Les têtes bien faites will encourage the youngsters to reflect on a topic chosen by the group in order to open dialogue and foster listening skills.



Fashion at the Museum

This conversation series showcases famous designers alongside emerging names from the fashion world.

The events are hosted by Stéphane Le Duc, journalist for Dress to KILL magazine, teacher at the École supérieure de mode ESG UQAM and associate curator of the exhibition Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the 80s.
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Indigenous Litterature

New Chapter Meetings

During the Journées de la culture 25th edition, the public is invited to take part in an engaging and participatory activity that fosters knowledge and understanding of our shared Indigenous and non-Indigenous history in Canada.
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FIFA at the Museum

In 2022, the McCord Museum will present a documentary program in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA).
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The McCord Museum

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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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The McCord Museum Foundation

Centennial Fund Campaign

GOAL: $1.5 million ─ 55% reached

To mark the Museum’s 100th anniversary, the Museum Foundation would like to create a lasting legacy—the Centennial Fund. This $1.5 million endowment will generate annual revenues in perpetuity, enabling the Museum to organize large-scale exhibitions and to preserve and disseminate its collection. To reach this ambitious goal, we have launched a matching gift campaign. The members of the Museum and Foundation boards of trustees have generously agreed to match the first $250,000 donated by the public.
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Campaign Cabinet

The Foundation is pleased to have the support of the Centennial Fund Cabinet for the corporate component of this campaign.

Goal: $1 million in 100 days

Cabinet Members:

Bita Cattelan, WCPD Foundation
Vincent Delisle, CDPQ
Maria Della Posta, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jiad Ghoussoub, CIBC
Jean-Michel Lavoie, Sun Life
Nathalie Lévesque, McCord Museum Foundation
Brett Miller, Canderel
Suzanne Sauvage, McCord Stewart Museum

The corporate campaign is generously supported by Power Corporation du Canada.


A Gift for Museum Members

In honor of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Museum is giving Members a gift! In addition to the usual Members' benefits, such as free and unlimited admission to the Museum, we offer you:
  • A 100-day extension to your subscription (You will receive a letter confirming the new expiration date of your membership);
  • Invitations to exhibition launch activities on Members’ Day, for you and your guest;
  • 20% discount at the Boutique on your birthday;
  • Exclusive activities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Museum.
Questions? Contact us at: membership@mccord-stewart.ca.
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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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100 years of evolution and history

Take advantage of your time at the museum to visit the SAQ’s 100th anniversary wall. A nod to the past—from the era of gin to natural wine!

The SAQ is proud of its 13 years of partnership with the McCord Museum and would like to wish the institution a happy 100th!
Learn more about the SAQ’s 100th

In collaboration with the SAQ

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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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Centennial Fund

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