Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

MOCA [has] featured the work of over 1,100 Canadian and other international artists, hosted 200+ exhibitions and welcomed 40,000 annual visitors.

Welcome to MOCA Toronto, or more formally, the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. This Canadian art museum is held in high regards for its contribution to contemporary Candian art education and exhibition, making this an excellent stop for groups of any age and interest.

MOCA Toronto is known as a 'welcoming place where artists and their work will pose provocative questions', a place where there is an actual exchange between the arts, artists, and visitors. The museum promotes exceptional artistic thinking and provides a community space for discourse and creativity. Students are invited to converse and ask questions as they explore work by local and international artists across all contemporary art forms. Your group can enjoy a guided visit, studio activity, or self-guided visit – with any option your students will be both challenged and inspired.

Within the museum, your group will see a selection of ever-changing exhibits, with examples such as the current (2019) Scaffold and Horizons by Adrian Blackwell and The Life of a Dead Tree by Mark Dion. The latter exhibit will put on display everything from beetles to liverworts, fungi to bug galleries during its 2-month exhibit "dissection" meant to call attention to for Ontario’s natural ecosystems.

You can grab a bite to eat during your visit at the onsite bakery, Forno Cultura, and then go shop for a bit at the Art Metropole Shop, also onsite. Note that this museum is closed on Tuesdays.