Programs and Events

Monthly Archive: December Prog

A successful media launch to Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:46 , by admin

The November 16 media preview for Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World was an auspicious debut for this exciting international effort.

The Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and numerous CBC television and radio shows, both English and French, were among the 60+ different media outlets attending the morning event. The city’s Spanish-language journalists were also well-represented among the approximately 125 guests.

“Mexico must open its windows but protect its roof”

Posted: November 16, 2011 - 09:01 , by Elizabeth O'Grady

Mexican statesman and writer Dr. Carlos Fuentes has been opening windows onto his country’s politics and culture since the 1950s. Author of numerous books and essays, he has taught, lectured and received awards and recognition worldwide.

Digital Artist Show-and-Tell featuring Sound Selecta

Posted: November 8, 2011 - 16:45 , by Laura Comerford
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This past Friday, the Institute for Contemporary Culture hosted its first ‘Digital Artist Show and Tell’.  Amidst the glimmering iPad drawings in the David Hockney fresh flowers exhibition, over 30 people spontaneously congregated in the Roloff Beny Gallery for an interactive session with Jamie Alexander of Sound Selecta. Sound Selecta is a company that merges art, music and commerce to create some really exciting apps.

Wallis Simpson’s Brilliant Jewellery

Posted: November 2, 2011 - 15:00 , by admin
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Submitted by Danura Buczynski and Elsa McKay, Department of Museum Volunteers.

Who was Wallis Simpson?
The American socialite Wallis Warfield Simpson, a.k.a. the Duchess of Windsor is one of the most intriguing figures of the 20th century. With two divorced husbands still living, Bessie Wallis Warfield (1896-1986), stepped into the spotlight and shocked conventional society when she was identified as the mistress of the Prince of Wales.

iPad Drawing Class with Jerrem Lynch

Posted: November 1, 2011 - 09:18 , by Laura Comerford
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What do you get when you mix an Australian graffiti artist, a high school student, two art therapists, a pub owner and a radio show host at the ROM on a Thursday night? The ICC’s iPad Drawing Class!

The Lego Sphinx Concludes Today

Posted: October 30, 2011 - 13:20 , by admin

Today is the last day of the LEGO Sphinx build at the ROM.  There has been a lot of progress and it’s been great to have seen so many of you out to see the Sphinx near completion, and to join in on the other LEGO activities on this weekend.

Kids hanging out with Lego Sphinx

Day 3, 10am - The LEGO Sphinx is almost done

Q&A with Robin, Certified LEGO Professional

Posted: October 28, 2011 - 13:35 , by admin

Robin Sather, LEGO® Certified Professional at Brickville DesignWorks in Abbotsford, British Columbia talks with us about his upcoming build of a giant LEGO® Sphinx at the ROM on October 28-30.

You Belong at the ROM!

Posted: October 27, 2011 - 11:13 , by Janet Carding

I’ve just celebrated my one year anniversary here at the ROM. It’s been a fantastic year for me and the Museum, as we’ve spent much of the time working together on our plans for the future. I’ve decided to start my second year with some very exciting news that kickstarts the countdown to the ROM’s centenary in 2014!

Contest: How much do you know about the War of 1812?

Posted: October 21, 2011 - 10:31 , by admin
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Submitted by Liz Muir, volunteer with the Friends of Canadian Collections (FCC).

Almost 200 years ago, war broke out between the United States and Canada, which was still part of the British Empire at the time. That conflict became know as the War of 1812.

LIVE: David Hockney in Conversation with Charlie Scheips

Posted: October 19, 2011 - 16:03 , by Laura Comerford
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Keeps your eyes here. At 7 pm we’ll be chatting with David Hockney about his drawings on the iPhone and iPad.

October 21 2:35. pm

A big apology to everyone who was following our Live Blog of David Hockney in conversation iwth Charlie Scheips.  We experienced some technical difficulties that evening, but are back up and running!

We did catch the whole conversation on tape and will make it up to you with a Vlog of everything you missed.  Coming soon!