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Members’ Preview: Spring 2019, Mark Dion: ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Be part of a “live” and sensory exhibition experience.

Artist Mark Dion brings a massive, fully grown, deceased tree, along with its inhabitants, to MOCA for the museum’s first summer exhibition in the Tower Automotive Building.

This specially conceived project marks the 100th anniversary of the Tower Automotive Building and brings attention to our role in observing and caring for Ontario’s natural ecosystems.

About Mark Dion:

Trees and forests have long populated Dion’s imagination and a particular body of production. He is well-known for artworks that question how we experience, study, display and think about the natural world.

Dion has had major exhibitions at museums including, the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and in London at Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum. In 2006, Neukom Vivarium, a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Opening on May 4, 2019, Storm King Art Center will present Mark Dion: Follies, the first exhibition to unite Mark Dion’s signature folly works into a major survey.

Don’t forget to visit these interactive exhibitions on view:

Joining us:

  • Café by Forno Cultura will be open
  • Beer by Henderson Brewing
  • Wines by Masi
  • DJ Dopey

How to register:

Please claim your ticket(s) online. Access members (Artist, Student, Out of Town, and Individual) receive one ticket to the preview. Dual, Engage and Immerse level members receive two tickets.

Please print out your ticket or have it available on your phone for entry.

If you have a coupon code, please enter it in the top right corner.

Register here

Bringing youth under 18?

MOCA members (Dual level and above) are welcome to bring up to two youths to the Members’ Preview. All attendees require a ticket. You can claim your free youth tickets at membership@moca.ca.

Want to bring a friend?

Members are welcome to bring up to two additional guests. Tickets for non-members are $20 each.

There will be a cash-only bar.

Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Illustration by Mark Dion, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York / Los Angeles


May 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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