A message from Managing Director, Rachel Hilton, and Artistic Director, November Paynter

We are tremendously excited to embark on our first year of joint leadership at MOCA Toronto and invite you to the museum for the second phase of exhibitions.

In this striking heritage facility, we have the foundation to create a world-class contemporary art destination and community hub. We are developing a core program of both solo and group, Canadian and international exhibitions, which are responsive to lived realities and include elements that often straddle disciplines. We hope to initiate conversations—delving into the playful, sharing in participatory moments —and together with you all, to consider the impact art and culture can have in society.

These projects will be enriched through dynamic collaborations both local and global. We’ve welcomed onsite Akin, Art Metropole, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Biennial of Art and Forno Cultura, who recently open their sun-filled café. These partners offer the potential for cross-pollination among skill sets and disciplines.

We want to continue to be outward-facing by inviting new relationships to develop. Through listening and continuously evolving, we hope MOCA will become a part of people’s everyday lives—a tangible and inspiring space that goes beyond the traditional definition of a museum.

To help us get there, MOCA has a dedicated team of passionate staff, board members and volunteers who support our vision and help create an engaging experience for visitors of all ages. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at MOCA in 2019.

Rachel Hilton (Managing Director) and November Paynter (Artistic Director)

Rachel Hilton (left) and November Paynter (right).