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Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

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© The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada
Toronto
ON
CA
Venue Type: Museum


QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Opening spring 2018
Phone
416.395.0067
Fax
416.395.7598
Cost
Admission to the Museum is Pay What You Can.
DESCRIPTION

Mission

Exhibit, research, collect and nurture innovative contemporary art and cultural practices that engage with and address issues and themes relevant to our times.

About

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is in a defining phase of its evolution, as it moves into a landmark heritage building and further advances 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices. The museum is currently creating a new home for contemporary art that will reflect and bolster the city and country’s reputations as stimulating places to think, create and shape the future.

In spring 2018, MOCA will move into a 55,000 square foot purpose-designed home in a former industrial space at the heart of a new neighbourhood in the Junction Triangle. It will function as an inclusive cultural catalyst where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global movement defined by new ideas and new forms.

History

MOCA (formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art – MOCCA) has been celebrated for its incisive, artist-centric approach to programming, and hospitable visitor experience.

At its former location on Queen West, the museum functioned as a hub for creative exchange and played a critical role in shaping the city’s contemporary art scene. Through a commitment to collaborative partnerships with leading like-minded artists, organizations, institutions and festivals from Toronto and further afield, MOCA connected the city to a national and global network of peers.

MOCA featured the work of over 1,100 Canadian and other international artists, hosted 200+ exhibitions and welcomed 40,000 annual visitors. As the lease on Queen West wound down, the need to move provided an opportunity to seek a larger space that could accommodate the museum’s ever-growing aspirations and significance.