ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street, West Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 , Canada <p>Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The AGO expanded it facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.</p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:01:59 +0000 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), 952 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G8, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) was officially founded from the former Art Gallery of North York in 1999 with a mandate to exhibit, research, collect, and promote innovative art by Canadian artists whose works engage and reflect the relevant stories of our times. MOCCA currently exists as a not-for-profit, arms-length agency of the City of Toronto's Cultural Services Section.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">MOCCA's relocation to downtown Toronto in January 2005 is central to achieving a bold vision. In the heart of one of North America's most dynamic arts communities, our facility is modest in scale, impressive in design, and functions effectively as a nucleus of energies for the production and exchange of creativity, ideas and innovation.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:16:11 +0000