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MOCA Family Weekend

October Family Weekend: Portraiture & Collectivity

Saturday, October 7, 2023
 – Sunday, October 8, 2023
 | Cost varies
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 | 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm | $5 per person | Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Free | Drop-in

Join us for our first Family Weekend of the season to explore portraiture in relation to families, collectivity, and self-representation. This month’s workshops draw inspiration from Dancing in the Light, an exhibition of works from The Wedge Collection which uses portraiture across a number of mediums for a nuanced presentation of Black life. Each day’s activities will explore portraiture across a range of mediums.

Workshops with Emily Joyce

Saturday, October 7

Join art conservator and artist Emily Joyce for an introductory workshop on portraiture that will explore proportions, representation, and various drawing techniques. This workshop will also invite participants to question what portraiture is and how it can be defined. 

Registration is required for these workshops as there is limited capacity.

TD Community Sunday

Sunday, October 8

Join MOCA’s Arts Educators for an all-ages, drop-in activity exploring portraiture from the angle of self-representation. Taking a cue from Dancing in the Light, visitors will use diverse media to create self-portraits that play with self-representation and draw from lived experiences.

Family Weekend Schedule

1–2 pm Artist-led Workshop*
2 pm Kid-friendly tour
3–4 pm Artist-led Workshop*
4 pm Kid-friendly Tour

*Registration is required and there is a fee of $5 per person. General Admission to the museum is not included. MOCA Members at the Individual level and above can access these workshops for free.

12–4 pm Drop-in Workshop
2 pm & 4 pm Kid-friendly Tour


*Admission is free for all visitors on TD Community Sunday.

MOCA Family Weekend: Kids Take Over MOCA, 2023.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

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