ROM Contemporary Culture

Following a 20-year history of culturally diverse programming, the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM (ICC at the ROM) is now one of the Museum’s first Centres of Discovery and has a new name, ROM Contemporary Culture.

ROM Contemporary Culture connects us to our world and to each other by engaging with ROM research and collections, as well as local, national and international artists, creators and thought leaders. ROM Contemporary Culture links the past to the present while pointing to future possibilities. Imaginative, experimental, and eclectic in its approach we explore new ideas and new technologies to raise provocative questions about the natural world, living cultures, and the creative mind.

Over the last several years, the centre has tackled a rich history of topics ranging from homelessness to photojournalism, and from graffiti to the impact of oil refinement on our landscapes.  Artists and thinkers from Canada, China, Cuba, Japan, Nigeria, Romania, and the US all helped deepen our perspectives on the cultures and countries reflected in the ROM’s collections. We encourage you to connect on social media, at our programs and in our community.
 

To join the ROM Contemporary Culture mail list for future updates on programs and special exhibitions click here.

 

 

 

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Museum Week 2015 in 10 days!

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Books are remarkably durable. Fragments have survived from ancient times, while others have traversed the centuries in near perfect condition. One such example is the St Cuthbert Gospel from the 7th century, the earliest intact European book.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew. Annu, Re-Generation, 2015. Still from photo animation. Courtesy the artist and sepiaEYE.

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Join us for an exclusive preview of Generations: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew. This beautiful exhibition presents the photo-based work of contemporary artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, whose recent body of work focuses on the family photograph. For Matthew, the family photograph is an object filled with emotional and...