Come to the ROM to hear experts in the fields of natural history, world cultures, the environment, anthropology and archaeology. Lecturers will share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of monthly lectures.
10 AM Coffee an Tea in Druxy's ROM Cafe, Level B1
11:00 AM Lecture in Eaton Theatre (Sept. 25 location is in the Glassroom, Level 4)
Note: FM assistive devices and ASL interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice.
Contexts talks are supported by The Currelly Society
French River Rapids.
Wednesday November 27
In Tangled Silence: French River Rapids in Art, History, and Archaeology
On May 30, 1846, Canadian artist, Paul Kane, stopped for breakfast at a location he called, French River Rapids. He sketched the scene and later in his Toronto studio he developed a more formal oil-on-canvas painting showing Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trade canoes snuggled into the river shore and voyageurs cooking over a fire. But where was Kane’s French River Rapids? Was it along the French River that drains Lake Nipissing into Georgian Bay—the prevalent belief? Or, was it farther west representing a scene of voyageurs along a fur-trade route beyond Lake Superior and Fort William?
With Assistant Curator of Anthropology Ken Lister.
There are no Contexts lectures scheduled in December. Check back soon for more information about upcoming Contexts lectures in 2014. Included with Museum admission.
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet in Gloria Chen Court
Bloor Street (main entrance)