Matti Allison

Associate Director of Visitor Experience


Visitor Services


Armory Club Member


What was the first exhibition/performance you saw at the MCA?

Andres Serrano: I went to the opening day at the building on Ontario Street.

What is the first job you held at the MCA?

Coat check and holiday temp store staff.

What is your favorite MCA memory?

In the summer of 2000, Don Meckley took a few staff members to see the roof so we could leave a ceramic rat up there (long story). We ended up trapped in the boiler room and Don shut down the boiler to trigger an alarm so the engineers would come and rescue us—this was before everyone was carrying a cell phone.

Who is your most memorable colleague or artist? Why?

The International Man of Mystery, of course.