Formerly known as the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA), the new Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada is set to open its doors on 2 May 2017, taking over five floors in an industrial high-rise construction in Toronto. The opening will coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary and the museum will house internationally-inclusive exhibitions taking the year 2000 as a start date for its collection. MOCCA have said that the museum will be based on the idea of the ‘agora’, a public space that should encourage an exchange of ideas and debate. The museum has planned the opening of a custom-made building that will add 23,000 square metres to its inaugural venue, and scheduled to open in 2020.
The Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada plans to hold three exhibitions a year to be accompanied by other events. The museum’s inaugural exhibition, Odyssey 2040, will run from May – August 2017.
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