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Join our zoom program "Inside Swapnaa Tamhane: Mobile Palace" on May 11! ROM’s Deepali Dewan and artist Swapnaa Tamhane, along with catalogue contributor Antonia Behan, guide us through the exhibition’s creative process. RSVP:…
📸: Torii Kiyonaga 鳥居清長; Woodblock print on paper; Japan; 1794; Edo Period.
Some things never change. 🌸 Hanami, which means flower viewing, is a Japanese tradition that dates back centuries. Hands up if you'll be out and about this weekend taking in the gorgeous bloom of Toronto's cherry trees with a few hundred of your closest friends? �AH
Don't miss Fashion Art Toronto this weekend; May 6, 7, and 8th at @DesignExchange! Get your tickets here:
DYK that ROM has the 3rd largest collection of fashion and textiles in the world? We were thrilled to host @FashionArtTO's 2022 campaign shoot and celebrate the diversity of the fashion community in Toronto and Canada.…
It's a wonderful time of year to be a birder! Migration season is upon us, and many species are coming to Toronto, or stopping by on their way further north. #TOBirdParty Join us for a lunchtime with the birds at Queen's Park next week. Register at:……
SO EXCITED to see #DinoZuul as a toy #dinosaur!! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these cuties. @ROMtoronto check it out.…
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The robe’s interior features more traditional imagery, including paisley and stylized representations of the tools used by textile artisans.
The robe’s motifs are achieved through a centuries old dying and weaving method known as ikat. The final design is dyed directly into individual pieces of yarn, which must then be carefully arranged on the loom before weaving to achieve the desired effect.
This quilted cotton chapan (a type of coat or robe from Central Asia), is titled “Darth Vader II”. It is the work of Dilyara Kaipova. She blends traditional textile arts with modern motifs - in this case the helmet worn by Darth Vader. #MayThe4thBeWithYou
You probably didn’t expect hand-woven Uzbek textiles on #StarWarsDay!
Don't miss this fascinating chat with #MobilePalace artist, Swapnaa Tamhane, on CBC's Fresh Air. Exhibition on now until August 1, 2022.…
Unmasking the Pandemic showcases over 100 original masks, reflecting their makers' stories of resilience, cultural identity, and collective humanity in the face of a global crisis. This exhibition is free to visit and runs through September 5, 2022. 👉…H8
Explore the world of invertebrates w/ award-winning photographer Gil Wizen in conversation with ROM’s Burton Lim. As a science educator with a passion for small creatures, Wizen’s work communicates the importance of our world’s tiniest organisms. WATCH:…
Come to the ROM on April 30th in the Earth Rangers Studio to learn how YOU can play a role in combating climate change through making informed consumer choices! This event is brought to you by @eviscomm Fleming College Environmental Visual Communications Students.
When you think about contributors to climate change, you probably don’t think about the meal in front of you. However, conventional food production is responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions! #EarthMonth
Please join us in congratulating the DMV on a remarkable 65 years of making the Museum a more vibrant and engaging place for visitors and thanking them for all they do to inspire wonder and bring our collections to life. #VolunteersBringHeart
As this year's #NationalVolunteerWeek theme so wonderfully puts it, volunteering is #EmpathyinAction. The passion & commitment of ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers (DMV) enables ROM's mission to connect people to the past & present and help shape a better future. #NVW2022
Join us online for "A Kore in Colour" on Apr. 27 to learn about the marble sculpture known as Kore 670. Mark Abbe, Art History Chair at the University of Georgia, joins ROM’s Paul Denis to explore the statue’s legacy. RSVP:…
Join us on Apr 26 for our online program, "Genderless Fashion." ROM’s Alexandra Palmer sits with L’Uomo Strano’s Mic. Carter to talk about the fashion label and the movement to make fashion more inclusive to non-binary and queer communities. RSVP:…
This is Fold II, a sculptural print made by Anish Kapoor. It combines two sheets that resemble pages of a book. The colour saturated dot resembles the sun, or in Indian tradition, a bindu, an ancient symbol that is considered the point at which creation begins. #Art #Museums
There’s a dedicated prize pool for young photographers (age 13-17) in the #romwpyjr contest! Submissions must be received by end of day Sunday. Full details available at the link below.…
This is your last chance to submit to win the ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest - contest closes Sunday at 11:59pm! You could win a camera kit courtesy of @HenrysCamera, plus a membership to ROM for unlimited entry to the Museum #ROMwpyON…
On May 26, join acclaimed photographer Ed Burtynsky for a screening of his documentary, Watermark & a discussion with ROM’s Soren Brothers focusing on humanity’s relationship with water in the context of climate change. #EarthDay Tickets available now:…
Join us tomorrow Saturday, April 23 for #EarthDay activities for the whole family! Explore Toronto’s wildlife in the City Nature Challenge, make some up-cycled Shadow Puppets, play Hide and Seek as a citizen scientist using iNature’s Seek App and more!…
Join us at the Earth Rangers Studio on April 23rd from 11-4 for #ExpeditionBackyard! Learn about iNaturalist & the City Nature Challenge, organized by EcoSpark. Complete a scavenger hunt through the ROM, then discover nature all around you in the take-home scavenger hunt!
Join us on #EarthDay, Friday, April 22 for 45-min docent-guided Climate Change Tours starting at 1:00 pm & 1:15 pm. Learn about objects that highlight climate change & how to make a positive difference. *No registration required, but space is limited!…
The @ROMtoronto presents #Kore670, the figure of a maiden created between 520-510 BCE & considered one of the most important sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens because of its fine detail and preserved colour. On display until September 25, 2022. ➡️…
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A recent dinosaur discovery in Canada? The @ROMtoronto will display a very rare and recently discovered fossil of a 450 million year old marine animal found in southern Ontario.…
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Follow in the footsteps of Sydney Sheldrake, and take part in Expedition Backyard, an #EarthMonth event in ROM's Earth Rangers Studio, on April 23.🧭️ Join the@eviscommm team for a ROM scavenger hunt & learn how to use the iNaturalist app to better explore your own backyard! �MR
On April 20, curator Umbereen Inayet sits with ROM’s Deepali Dewan to discuss how public art projects can be reimagined, following the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism, to create a new world where art is accessible. RSVP:…
Join ROM’s Burton Lim in conversation with award-winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur as they explore her journey to document humanity’s complex relationship with animals around the globe. WATCH HERE:…
The HHF is proud to be the lead sponsor of the Kore 670 Exhibit. On April 27, 1 pm EST, @ROMtoronto is holding a free virtual Curator Conversation on Kore 670, 'Kore in Colour - Understanding the legacy of white marble sculptures'. RSVP required.…
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What would be life without art? Some of the beautiful artwork at the @ROMtoronto's Willner Madge Gallery #DawnOfLife for #WorldArtDay and #FossilFriday - first up, these beautiful Ediacaran 3D prints 🖌🎨LIT
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This May, get ready for your favourite heroes to return to Toronto. Watch them perform superhuman feats throughout the city! #TOBirdParty is on its way, landing in a neighbourhood near you on May 1, 2022! Find events at
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Book your visit in advance, and beat the lines!…
As we head into the long weekend, a reminder that ROM is open both Good Friday (April 15) as well as Easter Monday (April 18), 10 am-5:30 pm. Join us for a variety of special exhibitions (including #ROMGreatWhales), visit the Dawn of Life Gallery & so much more!
Thanks to everyone for your interest! 🚨 Please note that all tickets for Third Tuesday Nights Free on April 19 are now booked. �…Fa
Tomorrow at 12E I'll be talking climate with @SorenBrothers, the very first "climate curator" for the @ROMtoronto. We're both from TO but have lived in some of the most conservative places in the US so the conversation will be interesting 😀 Register here!…t
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📸: Meercats put on a pose by Thomas Peschak, Germany / South Africa. To capture the meercats' features, he applied techniques used for people in a portrait session and used a wide-angle lens & studio lights to photograph them.#NationalWildlifeWeekk…7
POV: You're running the meerkat photobooth. ✨ This group of meerkats in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa has been habituated to humans for over a decade and is very relaxed around people. In fact, they mostly completely ignored the photographer's presence. #ROMWPY.
We don't mean to alarm you, but there are less than 2 weeks left to submit your photos for ROM's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest! 😲 Share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes courtesy of@HenrysCameraa!5
Join our free Zoom program "Tiger's Embrace" on April 12 🐯 Explore the extraordinary work of Canadian contemporary artist Xiaojing Yan, a first-generation Chinese Canadian who weaves a bi-cultural lens of the natural world throughout her art.…2
We're grateful for the support of the Bennett Family Foundation and the Temerty Foundation, for making Third Tuesday Nights Free possible.
Admission is free, but tickets are still required. Capacity is limited - secure your spot in advance through our website! Simply select April 19 on our ticketing page, and choose 3rd Tuesday Nights Free.
Third Tuesday Nights Free includes general admission to all galleries, PLUS our two special exhibitions: Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Great Whales: Up Close and Personal!
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