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Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, 10 am
Join us to celebrate MOCA’s grand opening and enjoy free admission all weekend. Following the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning, explore all five floors of the museum all weekend on us. Meet the artists and learn about their work.Find out more »
We open the doors to welcome MOCA Toronto members for an animated evening to explore and interact with all our opening programs.
Memberships purchased before September 19, 2018 include an invite to the September 21 preview event. Become a MOCA member.
Please note, this event is for ages 19 and over.Find out more »
MOCA’s new home in the Junction Triangle will truly define what we believe is the role of the 21st century museum: to be first and foremost a welcoming, accessible, and relevant space. We are inviting the public for a sneak preview weekend, May 26-27, 2018 for Doors Open Toronto. Saturday, May 26, 12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Sunday, May 27, 12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Accessibility Notes: Due to ongoing construction, MOCA is not currently accessible…Find out more »
Artist Jo SiMalaya Alcampo will introduce us to the Singing Plants - keepers of indigenous knowledges, stories and memory. These banana plants respond to human touch with songs - the Hudhud chant of the Ifugao people - and sounds of bamboo instruments and gongs indigenous to the Philippines. This interactive installation explores our interconnectedness with the land, the need to protect intangible cultural heritage, and honour ancestor spirits. Join us for a participatory jam session with singing plants and indigenous instruments.…Find out more »
Stephen Wright: Getting Used to Usership The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be speaker series Thursday, February 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm The Commons at 401 Richmond RSVP for free admission The program of talks, The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be, invites arts professionals to share their thoughts on how to create a museum model that answers to the pressures of our extreme present, but at the same time establishes a meaningful and enduring agenda. The…Find out more »
Artist Richard Fung’s documentary Dal Puri Diaspora traces Caribbean roti’s passage across space and time. Fung will use this documentary as a starting point for tracing the vast web of connections that entangle flour, flatbread, and British colonialism. Richard Fung: The Wayward Roti The Art of Propagation performative speaker series Wednesday, February 14, 7 - 9 pm Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd. RSVP for free admission The Art of Propagation The Art of Propagation performative speaker series aims to broaden perspectives on art and…Find out more »
Living Spirits explores the practice of Makgeolli, Korean fermented rice wine, which survived many decades of prohibition through Japanese Occupation and military dictatorship. In making Makgeolli, raw ingredients nearing their expiration transform into an entirely different being through the process of fermentation - suggesting alchemy, a sense of magic. Living Spirits expands on ideas around lineage, desire, longing, care, resilience and sustenance through its consideration of recipes as instructional artefacts of memory and time. Myung-Sun Kim: Living Spirits Part of The Art of…Find out more »
Amy Wong's performative artist talk, Angry Asian Feminist Loves Detox Soup, will be conceptualized around her mother Regina Wong’s recipe for Lok Dou Sa, a sweet mung bean detox soup.Find out more »
Kate Fowle: The Reflexive Museum The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be speaker series Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Scrap Metal Gallery, 11 Dublin Street, Unit E Kate Fowle is Chief Curator for the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Founded in 2008, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art was one of the new wave of institutions established since the turn of the millennium in…Find out more »
Basil AlZeri’s performance-lecture The Most Prized of All Closets explores the dual function of the pantry as a site of preservation and resistance. The pantry serves a basic function in a home as the place where fermented, pickled, preserved and dried foods are stored. With the advent of the global production and distribution of food, many people are losing their connection to their local food practices, traditions, cultures, and, thus, their pantries. For this reason, social movements aiming to revitalize local food cultures…Find out more »