Members’ Opportunities



To RSVP to any of the following events, please contact Katy Laird at 416-395-7613 or



Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am: THE ART DEPT. Exhibition Preview & Tour


  • Offered to THE ART DEPT. Members ($2,000+)
  • THE ART DEPT. Members are invited to join NGC curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois and exhibiting artist Tricia Middleton for a private preview and tour of our Winter exhibitions.
  • ALL Members’ Reception (12:00 – 1:00 pm) and Public Artist & Curatorial Talk (1:00 – 2:00 pm) to follow.


Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 pm: All Access / MOCCA Members’ Exhibition Tour


  • Offered to ALL MOCCA Members
  • Assistant Curator Su-Ying Lee leads MOCCA Members on an insightful tour of our Winter exhibitions.


Friday, February 21: THE ART DEPT. Day Trip to Montreal!


  • Offered to THE ART DEPT. Members ($2,000+)
  • Join MOCCA’s David Liss and Julia Ouellette for a day of special access at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!
  • Tour the MMFA’s exciting new exhibition Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands with the Curator of Contemporary Art and exhibition co-curator Stéphane Aquin.
  • Then preview 1 + 1 = 1. When Collections Collide. The Musée d’art contemporain at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with John Zeppetelli, the newly-appointed Director of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.


Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm: Collecting Art, Collecting Ideas


  • Offered to Contributing Members and up ($250+)
  • Paul Bain welcomes MOCCA Members for a tour of his contemporary and photo art collection, housed at North American law firm Dickinson Wright.
  • Acquired through careful thought and a dose of humour, the collection features Canadian artists such as Tim Lee, Ken Lum, General idea, James Carl, David Armstrong Six, Jessica Eaton, Lynne Cohen, Sarah Anne Johnson, Micah Lexier, An Te Lu, Kelly Mark, John Massey, Christian Eckhart, Douglas Coupland, Jon Rafman and Stephen Waddell.
  • Leading our tour is Paul Bain, a partner and arts and intellectual property lawyer at Dickinson Wright. In addition, Paul is one of the foremost advocates for art organizations and Canadian artists through his work on boards of directors and his assistance bringing several Canadian artists to the international stage.


Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm: Tea Tasting Workshop with artist Diane Borsato!


  • Offered to Associate Members and up ($500+)
  • Toronto-based artist Diane Borsato invites MOCCA Members to participate in a hands-on workshop exploring the history, production, and defining characteristics of the five categories of tea: White, Green, Oolong, Black, and Pu-erh.
  • During the session we will brew, taste, compare, and evaluate examples of each of the teas.
  • The workshop will be hosted at the Drake Hotel. We’ll follow it up with a bonfire and marshmallow roast on the Drake’s Sky Yard!
  • Diane Borsato works in social practice, performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography ( She has exhibited and performed her works in galleries and museums in Canada and internationally, and is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Guelph.
  • Diane Borsato is also a tea enthusiast practicing toward certification as a Tea Sommelier in Toronto. She is the author of the tea tasting blog Tea Cloud (



Ongoing: Free Reciprocal Admission to National Gallery of Canada Exhibitions!


Don’t miss the current and upcoming exhibitions!

  • Open until February 17: Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet
  • This brilliant sound sculpture by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff is a reworking of Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis, a 16th-century English composer. The effect of the work on visitors is deeply moving, earning it a popularity rarely encountered by contemporary art. “Even in a live concert the audience is separated from the individual voices. Only the performers are able to hear the person standing next to them singing a different harmony. I wanted to be able to climb inside the music.”


MOCCA is pleased to provide Members with even more art access through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program!


  • Current MOCCA Members at the Household Member ($100) level and above will benefit from free/member admission and member discounts at participating organizations.
  • Qualifying MOCCA Members will receive by mail a gold NARM sticker. Simply attach this sticker to your MOCCA Membership card to take advantage of these additional benefits! Click here for more information.


Janet Cardiff, Forty-Part Motet 2001, 40-track audio installation. Installation dimensions variable. Purchased 2001. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Photo © NGC