Eating Local - Photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue
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Outdoor Exhibition

Until October 16, 2022

Eating Local

Photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue

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. 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.

Discover 24 large-format photographs from the Museum’s Photography collection, taken mainly in and around Montreal between 1860 and 1990. Visit McGill College Avenue, between de Maisonneuve Boulevard and President Kennedy Avenue.

Find the audio content

Immerse yourself in urban food practices with additional audio and text content on the Musée McCord Stewart Museum app.

Download the app for free and locate the 13 buttons on the exhibition panels. Don’t forget your headphones!

  • 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 Stewart 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 Stewart Museum
  • Michel Élie Tremblay, from the series <i>Atwater Market, Montreal</i>, 1972. Gift of Michel Élie Tremblay, M2019.71.32, McCord Stewart 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 Stewart 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 Stewart 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 Stewart 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 Stewart Museum
  • Wm. Notman & Son, <i>Market Day, Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal</i>, about 1900. VIEW-3213.0, McCord Stewart Museum

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