Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art officially opens this weekend

Sep 21 2018, 3:06 pm

The grand opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) will officially take place on September 22.

MOCA Toronto will span over 55,000-sq-ft of space between five floors encompassing two main exhibition floors as well as smaller program spaces.

The grand opening will take place on September 22 at 10 am. Museum doors will open at 11 am and there will be free admission for the entire weekend.

The first floor of the museum will be a space for the community to gather. MOCA’s inaugural exhibition BELIEVE will take place on the second and third floors and will feature 16 Canadian and international artists and explore the beliefs and systems that inform our values and behaviours.

MOCA

First Floor of MOCA

Half of the first floor will be dedicated to Art in Use, a projected created with celebrated Cuban American artist and activist Tania Bruguera and the Association of Useful Art.

The remainder of the first floor will be a space for the Akin Studio Program, which will provide space to 32 local artists on a one-year studio residency

On the fifth floor, Andy Holden presents Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, an exhibition that examines some of the most well-known characters in cartoon history.

When it moved to its Queen Street location, MOCA became a hub for the neighbourhood’s art community. And in 2015, the museum announced a partnership with Castlepoint Numa to create a new home. The highly anticipated opening at 158 Sterling Road has the museum occupying the first five floors of the iconic Auto BLDG. in Toronto’s Lower Junction neighbourhood.

MOCA Grand Opening

When: Saturday, September 22

Where: MOCA — 158 Sterling Road, Toronto

Time: Ribbon cutting at 10 am, Museum opens at 11 am

Admission: Free all weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

With files from Yasmin Aboelsaud

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