ON VIEW THRU JANUARY 21, 2024: Celebrate CAMH’s 75th anniversary and the “Six Scenes From Our Future” group exhibition of works by JooYoung Choi, Jill Magid, Mel Chin, Leslie Hewitt, Lisa Lapinski, and Leslie Martinez, which responds to the museum’s inaugural exhibition in 1948 titled “This is Contemporary Art.”
Enjoy an evening filled with performances throughout the night taking place both inside the exhibition and outdoors on CAMH’s plaza. Food and drinks available for sale.
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM–Tom Watson in Lapinski’s installation (inside museum)
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM–Curley and the Gladiators (on plaza stage)
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM– Museum After Hours with DJ Amarji (on plaza stage)
The museum’s inaugural show proposed a radical approach to the presentation of art. Offering unexpected pairings—like a Jacob Lawrence painting alongside a cheese slicer, or an Alexander Calder mobile in dialogue with Eames screens and a Sunbeam coffeemaker—the exhibition merged museological and domestic contexts while also challenging entrenched hierarchies between the fine arts and design. “This is Contemporary Art” set the stage for CAMH as a site of experimentation and play, while announcing the museum as a forward-thinking space centered around a belief in the transformational power of art and artists. So, too, did the inaugural exhibition position artists as uniquely capable of addressing and reflecting upon a constantly changing world, asserting art and life as inseparable.
Free, but reservations recommended on Eventbrite.