ROM Contemporary Culture

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

ROM Contemporary Culture is a catalyst that engages today’s leading creators and thinkers who challenge us to look at our world anew, show us historical linkages, and point us to future possibilities. I am excited to share content that will be engaging, surprising and, perhaps, a little unexpected.

Contemporary Culture is a broad area that offers many points of entry.  As an encyclopaedic museum of natural history and world culture, the ROM provides unique opportunities to intersect ideas across disciplines and time.

I look forward to building the RCC community together with ROM curators, colleagues, volunteers, and external partners to connect ideas, objects, and people as we consider our ever changing world and our connections to each other. 

I invite you to join us!

Ann Webb
Managing Director
ROM Contemporary Culture
@AnnMWebb
@ROMContemporary

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Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything exhibition at the ROM, January 31 to April 26, 2015

 

What's New

Category: Video

The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto presented the third annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on November 20, 2008. Glenn Lowry introduces his lecture, Oil and Sugar: Contemporary Art and Islamic Culture, examining relevant and topical cultural issues of international scope.

Category: Video

A time-lapse montage captures installation of Housepaint, Phase 2: Shelter, a ground-breaking exhibition of street art in the Roloff Beny Gallery. Presented by the Institute for Contemporary Culture, ten street artists created colourful canvas house responding to issues of poverty and homelessness in memory of the former residents of Toronto's Tent City. Closed July 5, 2009.

Category: Video

Walls and Barriers, a collaborative youth project, was conceived in affiliation with the El Anasui exhibition and in cooperation with the Institute for Contemporary Culture. On view September 25 to October 23, 2010.