Mar 28 2017 (Tuesday), 07:00 PM
Discover the complex, multi-layered meanings of jade, and why it has played a key role in Chinese psyche and society.
Mar 29 2017 (Wednesday), 07:30 PM
Indiana Jones’s screen début takes on a new dimension of excitement when you experience it with the TSO playing John Williams’s score live! Every march is grander and every chase makes the heart beat faster, as Indy battles Nazis to find the all-powerful Ark of the Covenant.
Mar 30 2017 (Thursday), 07:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2016) – Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award®-winners and music icons, Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey announced today they will tour together for the first time ever on the ALL THE HITS TOUR.
Mar 30 2017 (Thursday), 11:00 AM
Copies, Fakes and Forgeries in Chinese Porcelain The imitation or faking of Chinese porcelains, or for that matter, Chinese decorative works of art, is not a modern phenomenon. The collecting of antiques and historical objects is an established tradition in China that stretches back thousands of years. Over a thousand years ago, painters were making copies of iconic paintings and during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), bronze vessels in imitation of Shang Dynasty vessels from three thousand years ago were being reproduced.
Mar 31 - Apr 01 2017
A multi-faceted program feting Johannes Brahms, a musician revered for his compositional genius and uncompromising standards. Selected works are performed alongside readings from his letters and those of his contemporaries, illuminating the career of a man who bridged the gap between tradition and innovation and created enduring music in every classical idiom.
Apr 01 2017 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
The Olympian beauties of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto find an ideal interpreter in Karen Gomyo, who’s been praised in the Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command.” Conductor Robert Trevino revels in the sparkling dances and vivid characters of Stravinsky’s Russian fairground ballet, Petrouchka.
Mar 29 - Apr 02 2017
The mission of One of a Kind is to provide a juried marketplace to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience. Join us at the Spring edition of the One of a Kind Show & Sale, March 29 to April 2, 2017 to discover the best in Canadian Handmade.
from Dec 08 2016 to Apr 02 2017
Creating art that is equal parts poetic, political, beautiful and absurd, Francis Alÿs (Belgian, born 1959) engages directly with urgent social issues, from the war in Afghanistan to border politics around the world. Organized in conjunction with the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and making its only Canadian stop in Toronto, A Story of Negotiation surveys some of Alÿs’s most significant projects of the last two decades. At the centre of this exhibition are three films: Tornado (2000–10), an encounter with dust devils to the south of Mexico City; Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River (2008), an intervention across the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Africa and Europe; and REEL-UNREEL (2011), a wry look at the depiction of Afghanistan in the Western media. Each of these large-scale video works is amplified by a selection of Alÿs’ paintings and drawings. Numbering over 100, these intimately-scaled panels form a bridge across his practice, exploring the tension between politics and poetics and connecting his performative actions with his love of the handmade.
Mar 28 - Apr 02 2017
The live and live-streamed Festival will present over 40 dancers from Canada and India and feature the classical and contemporary dance styles of Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Chhau, and Modern over the course of the six days.
Apr 02 2017 (Sunday), 11:00 AM
Storytellers are gathering around the campfire – from Haida Gwaii, Quebec, Japan, Ethiopia, Iran, Newfoundland, Haiti, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and even outer space. Story Jam 150 is a celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary featuring the finest storytellers from Toronto, Canada, and around the world. This family event features multi-lingual performances, an African riddle contest, a Teddy Bear picnic and a mysterious spaceship.
Apr 03 2017 (Monday)
John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield.
Apr 04 2017 (Tuesday)
From sea to land and back again, the evolution of whales has puzzled researchers since the time of Charles Darwin. Combining the newest fossil evidence and modern genomic research, Dr. Hans Thewissen takes us on an epic journey to uncover the origin of modern whales. More ROM Speaks The Blue Whale Lecture Series J.G.M. 'Hans' Thewissen is the Ingalls- Brown Professor of Anatomy at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His work focuses on mammalian anatomy, development and evolution, with research interests centered around the evolutionary patterns associated with major morphological shifts in mammalian evolution. Dr Thewissen's book, The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years, will be available for sale and signing during the post-lecture reception.
Apr 06 2017 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
The dynamic Danish maestro Thomas Dausgaard gives you the rare opportunity to experience Mahler’s “last will and testament”, the fiery and hauntingly sublime Symphony No. 10, in the version completed by eminent music scholar Deryck Cooke. The TSO’s brilliant Principal Cello, Joseph Johnson, takes the spotlight in Schumann’s poetic concerto.
Apr 04-08 2017
Kitt Johnson is one of Denmark’s most acclaimed dancer-choreographers. In her work, where imagination determines outward expression, expressionism and virtuosity find rare harmony. Her solo, Rankefod, is widely considered one of the most important Danish dance works of this century. As a performer, Johnson appears capable of movements that have their source in pre-conscious, biological intention. In Rankefod – the Danish word for barnacles – she distils movement from the far corners of the natural world. Her translation of this vocabulary onto the human body is so successful, so seamless, that humanity itself appears insubstantial. As it flickers, dissolves and reforms, Homo sapiens registers as a simple biological dance move performed by something much older and deeper.
Apr 05-09 2017
Intimate, sculptural, and immediate, the original production of LEAR was developed through Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH performance residency program and premiered at World Stage 2013. LEAR: A Retrospective propels the improbable collaboration of this work into a new form. It is a performance that attempts to examine conflicts without succumbing to them, one that escapes the orbit of Shakespeare by using attachment theory and autobiography in an intergenerational dialogue about what is most inevitable.
Apr 07-09 2017
We are happy to announce our 2017 dates for Toronto’s Bridal Show, April 7, 8 & 9, 2017 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Contact us for more information on how to be part of the trendiest bridal show int he city!
Apr 10-11 2017, 07:00 PM
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Apr 13 2017 (Thursday), 11:00 AM
Join ROM biologist Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez as he explores the rapidly changing world of reptile genetics, and how efforts in laboratories worldwide are helping create conditions for these creatures to thrive in the wild.
Apr 11-15 2017
Kyle Abraham is a self-styled “rave kid” who has become one of the foremost talents in American contemporary dance. The choreography of this MacArthur Genius award-winner is buoyant and irrepressibly sensual, and proudly wears its multitude of signifiers: queer, black, high modernist, popular.
Apr 18 2017 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
This fabulous concert brings you unforgettable songs from every one of the eleven Broadway musicals that this legendary team created—solid-gold classics such as The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, and The King and I, with appealing rarities like Cinderella and Flower Drum Song, too!
Apr 19-22 2017
Mies Julie is South African theatre-maker Yael Farber’s unforgettable representation of the echoes of injustice in a post-traumatic society. Twenty-three years after the end of apartheid, the white daughter of a landowner and the black son of her father’s servant wage love and war in the kitchen of a desolated South African farmstead, living the tensions and traumas of contemporary South Africa. Through Farber’s incisive vision, August Strindberg’s classic story of class and gender in conflict comes to startling new life
Apr 22 2017 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Mendelssohn’s joyful souvenir of a tour through Italy, and a playful operatic overture by a native Italian, Rossini, highlight this sunny program. Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, brings all his “fiery imagination and finesse” (to quote Musical America) to a masterful Mozart concerto.
Jan 21 - Apr 23 2017
A rare opportunity to see two remarkable and relevant film installations by acclaimed British contemporary artist Isaac Julien. These visually encompassing narratives place you in times and locations that reflect the past while projecting the future. Julien's work addresses issues of globalization, movements of people, displacement, and the aesthetics of geography.
Jan 21 - Apr 23 2017
Our five upcoming winter exhibitions address aspects of work and include a co-production with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto and Triennale di Milano. Curated by Milan-based architect, designer and artist Alessandro Guerriero, Workwear re-imagines common uniforms through the work of 40 artists, designers and architects.
Mar 12 - Apr 23 2017
It’s London, 1937, and recently widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money when her attention falls on a run down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. Hiring feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to look after the newly renovated Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office... When Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls — glamorous young women posing as nude statues — audiences flock.
Apr 25 2017 (Tuesday), 10:30 AM
Discover seven of Toronto's historic fire stations with the ROM's Curator Emeritus Corey Keeble. Featuring in-depth tours, this exploratory outing will look at the features and history of just a few of the city’s often underappreciated architectural gems. Note that this tour includes a break for lunch and involves walking and standing; walkers are not recommended. Lunch will be at the Paintbox Bistro at 555 Dundas St. E.
Apr 27-28 2017, 09:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Join 1,900 of your closest friends as we explore the relationship between man and machine at Machine Age Massive. Artists will create three distinct spaces within the party – Industrial, Digital and Space – transporting party-goers through a spectacular night of mechanical wonder. Enjoy signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres all included in the ticket price. DJs will have you moving on the dance floor, or immerse yourself in the contemporary art installations on view at the AGO for one night only.
Mar 24 - Apr 28 2017
Drinks. Music. Discounted Admission. Reclaim your Friday nights with ROM Spring Fridays. From March 24 to April 28, enjoy discounted admission from 5:30 - 10 pm, and roam the galleries, or check out our newest special exhibition! Plus, head up to the exclusive c5 lounge and treat yourself to drinks, snacks, live performances and a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline.
Apr 29 2017 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
The beloved Canadian story The Hockey Sweater is brought to life through music in the TSO co-commissioned work of the same name. Just in time for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, this charming winter classic, narrated by author Roch Carrier, will appeal to all budding hockey fans.
Apr 28-29 2017
Epic, imaginary battles based on a childhood passion for action films inform Shay Kuebler’s athletic and acclaimed work Glory, which examines the glorification of violent behaviour in our media-drenched culture.
from Dec 16 2016 to Apr 30 2017
Four paintings explore colonialism and traditional knowledge of the therapeutic properties and spiritual significance of plants. Four paintings recently acquired by the ROM explore colonialism and traditional knowledge of the therapeutic properties and spiritual significance of plants, wisdom now lost but which we hope to reclaim. These works incorporate knowledge that is taught and knowledge that is revealed, in combination with a powerful artistic vision.
Jan 08 - Apr 30 2017, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.
Jan 09 - May 01 2017
Raise Your Words Spoken word artist Matthew-Ray Jones (aka “Testament) has been selected by the youth at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis Humber Clubhouse. Youth are excited to work with Jones to discover “the power of words, music and sounds.” From 9 January to 1 May 2017, he will inspire youth through words in his workshop series, Raise Your Words. In response to the traditional story-telling which infuses Maria Hupfield's artwork, youth will learn how to share personal narratives through spoken word, hip-hop, and rap.
May 03 2017 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
Peter Oundjian and the TSO transport you on a journey of vibrant orchestral colours and unforgettable melodies inspired by the Arabian Nights legends, in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. You’ll also enjoy a boisterous curtain-raiser by the Czech-Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz, and an impressive early piece for soprano, chorus, and orchestra by Frenchman Pierre Boulez.