Eating Local - Photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue
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Outdoor Exhibition

From June 17 to October 16, 2022

Eating Local

Photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue

Until October 16, 2022, the annual photography exhibition returns to McGill College Avenue, between de Maisonneuve Boulevard and President Kennedy Avenue.

Locally grown food has long been part of the urban experience. From backyard vegetable patches to community gardens to public markets, products of the earth are part of city-dwellers’ daily reality and underpin human relationships.

Through 24 large-scale photographs from the McCord Museum’s Photography collection, taken mainly in and around Montreal, Eating Local explores urban food practices from the 1860s to the 1990s.

At a time when we’re increasingly concerned with the source of our food, this exhibition reminds us that in the past, access to local agricultural products was an ordinary part of city life.

Enhance your visit by browsing the exhibition with audio and textual content available on Musée McCord Museum app.

  • Paul-Marc Auger, <i>Man Selling Carrots and Corn, Market at Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal</i>, about 1940. Gift of Carl Auger, M2004.69.2.1, McCord Museum
  • Paul-Marc Auger, <i>Man Selling Onions, Market at Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal</i>, about 1940. Gift of Carl Auger, M2004.69.32, McCord Museum
  • Michel Élie Tremblay, from the series <i>Atwater Market, Montreal</i>, 1972. Gift of Michel Élie Tremblay, M2019.71.32, McCord Museum
  • Ewa Monika Zebrowski, from the series <i>A Celebration of Place – Châteaufort Community Garden, Montreal</i>, 1999. Gift of Ewa Monika Zebrowski, M2020.30.1, McCord Museum
  • Ewa Monika Zebrowski, from the series <i>A Celebration of Place – Châteaufort Community Garden, Montreal</i>, 1999. Gift of Ewa Monika Zebrowski, M2020.30.9, 
McCord Museum
  • Photographer unknown, <i>Recruiting Parade, Canadian Women’s Army Corps, QC</i>, 1943-1945. Gift of Mrs. L. Breton, MP-1986.19.2.15, McCord Museum
  • Photographer unknown, <i>Montreal Melons, Benny Farm, Upper Lachine Road, Montreal</i>, about 1930. Gift of Estate of J. R. Beattie, MP-1989.27.3.21, McCord Museum
  • Wm. Notman & Son, <i>Market Day, Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal</i>, about 1900. VIEW-3213.0, McCord Museum

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