Photography, Another Perpsective on the World - McCord Museum


Jayce Salloum, location /dis-location(s): beyond the pale, 2017. Installation photographique. Avec l’aimable autorisation de Camera Austria (Graz) et de la MKG127 Gallery (Toronto) (à gauche) ; Gabor Szilasi, Armand Vaillancourt, John Max, Jacques de Montjoye et (les mains de) François Dallegret au vernissage de Le Drug, mai 1965 (à droite)

Photography, Another Perpsective on the World

Clientele: primary / secondary
Dates: Year – Round
Duration:  120 minutes
Max. number: 60
Cost: $7,50 per student

In our age of social networks and instantaneity, it’s time to stand back and look at the place of photography in our lives. From daguerreotypes to digital images, the Museum’s collection offers a journey trough time with more than 1.3 million photographs documenting the social history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Over the course of the year, this journey will be enhanced by works of contempory photographers.

September 6 to November 12, 2017:
Jayce Salloum presents an installation that explores themes of disputed territories, nationalism, social inclusion, and identity crises.

December 7, 2017, to April 8, 2018:
Gabor Szilasi, one of Quebec’s most renowned photographers, presents his vision of exhibition openings and social life in the art world.

February 16 to May 6, 2018:
Michel Campeau takes a look at the golden age of amateur photography (1950 to 1960). Everyone can relate to his themes: family, friendship, consumption and happiness.

May 4, 2018, to January 6, 2019:
Marisa Portolese uses staged settings to explore portraiture and such complex themes as adolescence.

In a workshop, students create a mixed media piece related to the artist whose work is on display during their visit.

Download the complete 2017-2018 educational activities program

Before making your reservation, please prepare the following information:

  • The title of activity chosen;
  • Three possible dates to facilitate the reservation process;
  • Preferred time for your tour, the number of students in your group, their grade level, and the language in which you would like the tour to be conducted;
  • Complete contact information for your organization, including an email address to enable us to send you a tour confirmation notice.

After making your reservation, you will receive confirmation by email. Please acknowledge receipt to confirm the time of your visit and the number of participants.

To ensure the visit goes smoothly, set aside enough time for the cloakroom, snacks and washroom breaks.

Lastly, plan to have one accompanying adult for every 15 students. He or she will be admitted for free of charge.

Changes or cancellations

Unless you notify us of changes 48 hours before the date of your activity, you will be charged for the number of participants indicated in your reservation.

Method of payment

On the day of the activity, the person responsible for the group is asked to proceed to the admissions desk to settle payment. The total amount may be paid via invoice or on site via cash or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the McCord Museum.

Lunch area

A lunch area is available for a fee of $50.

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