Visit the McCord Museum
KENT MONKMAN, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
Until May 5,2019
The exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, revisits Canadian history, from Confederation to today, as seen through the eyes of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, the time-travelling, shape-shifting, gender-fluid alter ego of Cree artist Kent Monkman.
In a display inspired by manuscripts from another age, visitors will discover Monkman’s paintings, sculptures and installations, and their challenge to the predominant interpretation of Canadian history. In nine thematic chapters throughout the exhibition, the incisive, harrowing story told by Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is shared through her memoir: “They wanted to take the Indian out of us; they couldn’t do that, but they did beat down our spirits,” she says in the booklet Excerpts from the Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.
HANNAH CLAUS, there’s a reason for our connection
Until August 11, 2019
The works in this exhibition began with an idea that became something else as a result of time spent opening the drawers of the McCord Museum’s archive to examine many and varied hand-stitched, woven and worn objects, and deciphering hand-written histories: notes, letters and ledgers. The works were developed through thinking about the connections between objects and their makers, objects and their collectors, and how the objects transition between the archive and the living world.
The resulting artworks explore different ways of recording experience through sensory engagement to highlight relationships past, present and future.
Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection
The rich culture and heritage of the First Peoples seen through the importance of clothing, reflecting the social, cultural, political and spirituals identities of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
Your ticket will give you access to all the
- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m to 9 p.m.**
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Museum is closed on Mondays.*
*The Museum is open for Spring Break, and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on December 25 and January 1st.
**Extended hours on until 9 p.m. on Wednesday may be canceled in exceptional circumstances.
- Adult --- $19
- Senior (65+) --- $17
- Student 13-30* --- $14
- Child 12 and under* --- Free
- Family* --- $38
- Museum Member --- Free
- Wednesday Evening* --- Free // Major exhibition: $9,50
- First Sunday of the month* --- Free
*Conditions and information:
– Student fee is valid for full-time students with I.D.
– 12 and under: free for a maximum of 5 children per adult.
– Family fee is valid for 2 adults and 3 children 17 and under, or 1 adult and 4 children 17 and under.
– Free admission Wednesdays starting at 5 p.m., courtesy of BMO Financial Group. Extra admission fees of $9,50 may apply to access major exhibitions.
– Free admission on the first Sunday of the month is an initiative of the Quebec Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. Offer is open to residents of Québec only. Offer available at the Admissions Desk of the Museum on the day of your visit.
Musée McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal, QC, Canada