Museum of the Moon
On view from dusk to 11pm
From September 10-15, The Bentway brings the Moon under the Gardiner with a presentation of Museum of the Moon – a seven-metre wide touring sculptural work by UK artist Luke Jerram, which fuses lunar imagery to bring the moon’s surface to life on earth. The installation allows visitors to experience the moon up-close and personal, reminding us of the moon’s influence on our daily lives despite urban barriers like light pollution and high-rise density. Visitors will be able to further reflect on the moon through moon gazing and moonlight meditation, turning The Bentway into an open air planetarium.
The week will culminate with a special event on September 14, as a full harvest moon rises over Toronto, with Moon Merge. Pondercast host Laurie Brown and Juno-nominated electronic composer and musician Joshua Van Tassel will explore how city-dwellers merge with their natural surroundings during a live podcast recording that takes visitors on a virtual journey to the moon and back. The evening includes performances by Toronto-based musicians Choir! Choir! Choir!, Bernice and a special silent disco set by Halifax’s Rich Aucoin.