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From Pop Art superstars to art under the stars, Toronto plays host to an exciting slate of must-see art exhibitions and events in the coming months. Here are some of the can't-miss shows that are on our radar:

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens Of Nickolas Muray
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
June 10 to September 7

In May 1931, Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray travelled to Mexico on vacation where he met artist Frida Kahlo. The two started a romance that would continue on and off for the next decade, and remained friends until the end of their lives. This exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits of Frida Kahlo taken by Muray and offers an intimate look at one of Mexico’s most renowned artists. textilemuseum.ca

Frida Kahlo

Dean Baldwin: Q.W.Y.C.
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen Street West
June 26 to August 23

Don’t miss the final exhibition at MOCCA’s Queen Street West location before the museum relocates to its new permanent home in the iconic Tower Automotive Building. For this final farewell to Queen Street, artist Dean Baldwin has transformed the MOCCA space into the Queen West Yacht Club, a fictitious social club that will host to a series of displays by contributing artists throughout the summer. mocca.ca

Dean Baldwin

Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror for Today
Revolver Gallery
77 Bloor Street West
July 1 to December 31

The largest Warhol exhibition ever to come to Canada; this show brings to Toronto some of the celebrated Pop Artist’s most recognizable works. From portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Mao Zedong and Mickey Mouse, to the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans, the show takes visitors through the development of Warhol’s artistic language – and the effect that his art still has on culture today. Included in the exhibition are over 120 original prints and paintings from the influential artist. warholrevisited.com

Andy Warhol

Smarter. Faster. Tougher.
DXSatellite
39 Parliament Street, The Distillery District
July 8 to October 12

Coinciding with the Pan Am Games, this unique exhibition has been organized by the Design Exchange and commissioned by Panamania. It takes a look at the evolution of sportswear and how technology, fashion, nature and culture have contributed to innovations in athletic clothing, equipment and wearables. Explore revolutionary designs such as a 3D printed bikinis, shark-resistant wetsuits, bulletproof cardigans, and shirts with heart rate monitoring systems. dx.org

Smarter. Faster. Tougher.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Locations throughout the City
October 3

Now in its tenth year, this free all-night contemporary art event continues to draw huge crowds of locals and visitors alike. From sunset to sunrise, the city will be transformed with a diverse range of one-of-a-kind artistic projects. This year’s event features four curated exhibitions located at sites throughout the downtown core, along with more than 70 independent projects by Toronto’s arts community all across the city. scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

Nuit Blanche

Art Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
October 23 to 26

Considered one of the most important annual art events in Canada, Art Toronto brings together leading contemporary and modern art galleries from home and abroad. The event provides art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to access the Canadian art market. Complementing the fair are a series of lectures and panel discussions featuring prominent figures from the art world, along with special curated projects and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city. arttoronto.ca

Art Toronto

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