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Coming up in August

At the McCord:

Urban tours - HISTORY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. The Urban Tours on the Musée McCord Museum application, presented by Ivanhoé Cambridge, provide a fun way to learn more about the history of certain Montreal sites:

A glance at the Photography collection - At the beginning of the 20th century, demand for housing was high in Montreal, which nearly tripled in population between 1890 and 1920 and land had increased in value. In growing working-class neighbourhoods like Griffintown, single-family houses were gradually being replaced by new styles of dwelling – the duplex and the triplex:

Free activities - First Peoples' Festival:



Ci-haut, quelques-unes des oeuvres que j'aurai ce week-end pour ma prochaine exposition à Couleurs Urbaines de Granby! Il s'agira de ma 10e participation à cet événement dont l'exceptionnel comité organisateur est certainement très occupé à préparer cette 25e édition. De vendredi à dimanche (28-30 juillet), kiosque 50, en plein coeur du Parc Miner.


Montréal Pride, August 3 to 13, 2023.



Beijing Opera, Bollywood, Belly dancing, and much more!

Festival Orientalys, August 10-13, 2023, at the Clock Tower Quay, Old Port.


Staying at home? Lots to check out:

From CBC q:

While locked up in a U.S. prison, Jesse Krimes secretly created epic works of art. Follow along with the artist's conversation on Q with Tom Power using this visual companion guide.

While serving five years in a U.S. federal prison, Jesse Krimes created elaborate works of art using materials like bedsheets, newspaper and hair gel. (Frantz Photography)


How artist Ekow Nimako uses Lego to imagine new monuments for Black youth. The Toronto-based artist creates powerful works of art constructed entirely with black Lego.

Ekow Nimako is an internationally exhibiting artist who crafts futuristic and whimsical sculptures from Lego. (Samuel Engelking)


How Meryl McMaster's self-portraits shine a light on untold Indigenous stories. The artist's latest body of work is inspired by her great-grandmother and a history that is so often erased.

Meryl McMaster. "When the Shadows Fall," 2022. (Meryl McMaster)

Meryl’s web site:


Photographers, do you need a project? Try this:

Barbara Iweins is a Belgian photographer who has started her artistic career in Amsterdam where she has lived for a number of years. A collector since a tender age, Barbara continues to classify, and gather and archive her photographic subjects according to strict criteria. She says,

“As a neurotic collector, collecting, ordering, categorizing, and exhibiting things have always given me immense pleasure. I think that I am mainly looking for an aesthetic emotion in the assemblage of things (or ideas) that at first glance might seem incongruous or even tasteless.”


Music from The – the theme is Movement:

Belgian artists Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul start honest conversations through songs like "Blenda." (Courtesy of Camille Vivier)


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