A Season of Canada Opens October 6, 2007

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents a fascinating new fall season entitled A Season of Canada, an enticing mix of Canadian art, culture and history that explores Canada’s heritage from East to West. Opening to the public on October 6, 2007, it assembles some of the most iconic historical and contemporary artifacts in the country, certain to strike a patriotic chord among many visitors.

Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation

October 6, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Canada Collects celebrates the art of collecting in Canada as well as the inaugural year of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. This original ROM exhibition is on display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall. Approximately 70 vital objects on loan from nearly 50 different Canadian institutional and private collections are featured in this eclectic exhibition, from contemporary paintings to original historical manuscripts, illustrating the depth and strength of collections across Canada.

Sponsored by: Nienkämper

Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

Opens October 6, 2007

The ROM furthers the story of Canada’s cultural history by unveiling its new permanent gallery showcasing the country’s rich decorative and pictorial arts. The gallery reshapes the way Canada is presented at the ROM, showcasing the country’s best collection of early Canadiana in a thematic fashion. The Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada is the latest new gallery to open as part of Renaissance ROM, the Museum’s expansion and restoration project.

Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers

October 6, 2007 to February 28, 2008

Presented by BMO Financial Group

The first exhibition organized by the ROM’s Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) in the Roloff Beny Gallery, Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers brings together works by eight leading contemporary Aboriginal artists. The works in this exhibition explore the ways in which past and present continue to merge and shape one another, through video, sound works, sculpture, drawings and paintings. Co-curated by Candice Hopkins and Kerry Swanson in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

Curatorial Partner: imagineNATIVE

Supporting Sponsor: Castlepoint Realty Partners Limited
Financially assisted by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Charles Pachter’s Canada (II)

October 6, 2007 to February 28, 2008

The interior walls of the ROM’s Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court become the canvas for Canadian multimedia artist Charles Pachter’s imaginative and whimsical artwork. This digital presentation features many of Pachter’s most famous paintings of Canadian icons and symbols, including the Queen, the Canadian flag and several moose, projected onto the walls of the Museum.

Shaping Canada: Our Voices and Stories

In addition to an extraordinary number of Canadian-themed programs, the Digital Gallery’s newest presentation also complements A Season of Canada. Shaping Canada: Our Voices and Stories offers visitors a chance to view the ROM's collections in virtual two-and three-dimensional space while viewing an interactive video presentation recounting how immigration and interaction of peoples from many backgrounds have shaped our diverse nation. This presentation is generously supported by Ian Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer, and the Ukrainian Canadian Community.

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