"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Exhibitions: Musée McCord Museum


The Musée McCord Museum is located in Montreal, right across from McGill University. Visitors who can't make the trek to Montreal can enjoy several of their virtual exhibitions right here.

There are five online exhibits, which are:

..."Where to Draw the Line? Editorial Cartoons in Quebec 1950-2000",

..."The Photographic Studio of William Notman",

..."Urban Life Through Two Lenses",

..."The Victoria Bridge", and

..."The Magic Lantern".

Visitors shouldn't miss "The Urban Life Through Two Lenses" exhibit, as it contains 19th
century photos of Montreal taken by William Notman, matched with photos "reshot" from the same perspective and same location, by contemporary photographer Andrzej Maciejewski. The photos are shown side-by-side in the exhibit, so visitors can see vividly the changes and similarities. The Editorial Cartoon exhibit is also worth checking out, as both Canadian
events and world events are skewered in the cartoons. Canadian or not, this exhibit is enlightening and funny.

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.

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