ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;">The aim of the Aga&nbsp;Khan Museum will be to offer unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and the cultural threads that weave through history binding us all together. My hope is that the Museum will also be a centre of education and of learning, and that it will act as a catalyst for mutual understanding and tolerance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><cite>His Highness the Aga&nbsp;Khan</cite></p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:14:36 +0000 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), <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>New facility opens 2017</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On June 25, MOCCA opens its 2015 summer exhibitions (<em>Dean Baldwin: Q.W.Y.C </em>and <em>Elmgreen &amp; Dragset: Drama Queens</em>).&nbsp; MOCCA will close its doors at its current location on August 23 and temporarily relocate its administrative offices to 80 Ward Street until December 31, 2016.&nbsp; MOCCA is currently developing plans for itinerant, off-site, and pop-up programming during the transitional phase before occupying its new permanent home in the Tower Automotive Building.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">***</p> <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> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:26:19 +0000