Art exhibits to visit in Toronto in 2018

Updated: Jan 18, 2018

We love art! We also love flaming hot cheetos - but don't let us get sidetracked. We could go on forever when it comes to food...

Here are some cool art things going on in Toronto that you might want to bring that cutie you've been chatting up on Bumble to. Ugh, just take the leap Jessica, he's probably not going to follow you home and murder you and your entire family...

We have curated a list of cool exhibitions happening in your own backyard. We know its cold outside, but get out there! See something that will inspire you, other than Michael B. Jordan's abs.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

The AGO - 317 Dundas St W

March 3 – May 27, 2018

Even if you aren't a big art buff, this exhibition is a big deal. Yayoi Kusama is an absolute legend, and was named one of Time's Most Influential People in 2016. It's almost as if Yayoi invented colour itself. To get a closer look into her mind, watch this episode of Brilliant Ideas, here.

The Sunshine Eaters Multi-Sensory Exhibition

Onsite Gallery - OCAD University - 199 Richmond St W

January 10 to April 15, 2018

The Sunshine Eaters exhibition highlights how "contemporary artists and designers look to the land, plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of crises." Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith, this exhibition seems like the perfect place to check out to add a little green into your life.

Figures of Sleep

University of Toronto Art Centre - Justina M. Barnicke Gallery - 7 Hart House Cir

January 17 - March 3, 2018

Figures of Sleep asks us, "if the night was the space of mystic quandry, and a creative catalyst and spiritual and cultural resource, today's globalized capitalism and market and military demands for 24/7 service hours are stretching human body and mind in unprecedented ways. Is sleep in crises?" If you're anything like us, it's hard to get 8 hours of sleep per night. Figures of Sleep examines this break in our connection to sleep while featuring works of over 19 local artists.

Toronto Light Festival

The Distillery Historic District

January 19 - March 4, 2018

After the closing of the annual Christmas Market, we too, felt a little lost. The Distillery District invites us back to it's cobblestone walkways with it's incredible Toronto Light Festival featuring open-air lighting galleries and over 27 light art installations.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery - 231 Queens Quay W

January 27 - May 13, 2018

This audio exhibiton explores how "private, public, and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and sonority." Emeka Ogboh regards each city as a "composer" and analyzes the potential soundscapes it creates.

Christian Dior

The Royal Ontario Museum - 100 Queens Park

November 25 - March 18, 2018

Who doesn't absolutely adore Paris haute couture? This exhibit explores the life of Christian Dior after the devastation of the Second World War. From 1947 to 1957, during the first 10 years of Christian Dior haute couture, curator Dr. Alexandra Palmer offers intriguing insights behind the creative process of his work.

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