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October 18, 2014

Open Sesame: Critics Forum Vii

Saturday, October 18, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


This Fall MOCCA is hosting the 7th instalment of LUFF art+dialogue’s Critics Forum.

Based on David Cohen’s Review Panel at the National Academy Museum in New York City, three critics will review three current Toronto exhibitions, after which questions and dialogue between critics and audience will be facilitated.

Please visit our website: www.mocca.ca/event/open-sesame/

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) — 952 Queen Street West

Date: October 18, 2014

October 9, 2014

To Be Discussed Panel Series: The Innovators

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


PANELLISTS: Xenia Benivolski, Kunstverein Toronto, Kim Simon. MODERATOR: Su-Ying Lee, Curator of TBD, Assistant Curator, MOCCA.

Sounding off from the previous panel (The Builders), the participants in The Innovators discussion will elaborate upon ways to contribute to community and culture and where the gaps may exist.

Please visit our website: www.mocca.ca/event/innovators/

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) — 952 Queen Street West

Date: October 9, 2014

October 6, 2014

To Be Discussed Panel Series: The Builders

Monday, October 6, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


PANELLISTS: Jill Birch, CEO, Canadian Art Foundation; Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources; Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa; Matthew Teitelbaum, Michael and Sonja Koerner director, and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario. MODERATOR: Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic and Columnist of the Toronto Star.

The panel will identify and discuss issues considered urgent for contemporary art institutions locally and globally. </P.

Please visit our website: www.mocca.ca/event/builders/

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) — 952 Queen Street West

Date: October 6, 2014

October 3, 2014

Brewtality Of Fact Beer Club: Meeting 4

Friday, October 3, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION! Beer Club members will drink and discuss Brew Pub #3, a homebrew that redefines publication; something that is typically understood to be comprised of a type of book or journal. A $5 Beer Club membership is required.

Please visit our website: www.mocca.ca/event/tbd-beer-club-4/

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) — 952 Queen Street West

Date: October 3, 2014

September 28, 2014

Celebrate Community Day

10 am to 5 pm

The Ontario Science Centre first opened its doors to the public in September 1969 as one of the world’s first interactive science museums that sparks the curiosity of its visitors.

Celebrate Community Day with FREE general admission* to the Science Centre and a special price for IMAX® films!

Presented by TELUS, Community Day is the Science Centre’s way of celebrating science with the whole community. In addition to FREE admission to all our exhibits, The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll and special programming in the Centre throughout the day, we invite all adults to become children again! For this day only, adult visitors will be able to turn back the clock to see the popular IMAX films Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and Under the Sea at the children’s price.
*IMAX film tickets for all age categories on September 28 will be $9 per person.

For all IMAX ticket holders please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the film.
*Please note: Parking is not included. Parking at the Ontario Science Centre is $10 per vehicle.

More details can be found here: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/CommunityDay/

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

Otario Science Centre
Date: September 28, 2014
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September 18, 2014 – September 21, 2014

The Sketchbook Project

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 18 – 21

The Sketchbook Project is an evolving library that features more than 18,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. The Sketchbook Project transports thousands of sketchbooks city-to-city in their custom Mobile Library. Join us for the only Toronto stop on the tour, and you’ll be able to make a free library card on-site and search our catalog by tag words, location, themes, and even find books by local artists.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit www.sketchbookproject.com

Start: September 18, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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‘ScienceROCKS! transforms the Science Centre into a music playground, where adults 19+ can rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new exhibition The Science of Rock ‘N’ Rolland enjoy ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX on the IMAX® screen.

Join us Thursday, September 18 from 7 pm to midnight for an unforgettable evening, featuring very special guests Stax Records guitar legend Steve “The Colonel” Cropper and Blues Brothers lead singer Jonny “The Rock & Roll Doctor” Rosch, great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

$15 in advance; $18 at the door. Ages 19+ only. Valid photo ID required at the door.’

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Calendar/220/

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

Otario Science Centre
Date: September 18, 2014

September 17, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Spit and Image

Toronto-based artist and writer Sam Cotter works across photography, film, installation and sculpture to examine issues of visual representation. In his installation Spit and Image (2012–14), Cotter explores parallels between spatial illusion and linguistic instability through the creation of an expanded cinema work that combines a continually looping film with an asynchronous poetic monologue. The installation utilizes a two-way mirror as a screen, extending the temporal and spatial ambiguities of cinematic representation into the space of the gallery.

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

Start: September 17, 2014
End: October 26, 2014

September 11, 2014

Noon Time Collection Talk

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12pm.

Toronto collectors Harry and Ann Malcolmson, have been collecting photographic works since the mid 1980s. Their collecting practices are driven by their travels and a desire to develop a collection representing the history of photography. Their holdings include nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century works by various artists including, among others, Eugène Atget, Tina Modotti, László Moholy-Nagy, Max Dean, Robert Frank and Man Ray, many of which make up their recent donation and corresponding exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and past exhibitions at the University of Toronto Art Centre (2012) and the Presentation House Gallery (2009).

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RIC Research Centre — 122 Bond Street, Second Floor, RIC-241

Date: September 11, 2014

September 4, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Toronto International Film Festival

September 4 – September 14, 2014. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city. Visit our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox to get into the Festival spirit year-round.

Website: www.tiff.net

TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West (and other venues)

Start: September 4, 2014
End: September 14, 2014