ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

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Category: Exhibition
Dale Chihuly, Persian Ceiling

Experience groundbreaking explorations in colour, light, and form by Dale Chihuly—a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to be one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today.

Category: Event
Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of Janet Kimber.

Take a vacation day in the winter and discover the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center.   Join us on January 27, 2016 and start off the day with a lecture followed by lunch at the Diwan restaurant.  We then visit the Ismaili Center and finish off with an architectural and gallery tour of the premises.

Category: Event

Based on the true story of Canadian artist James Houston, ROM's Asato Ikeda takes you on an intercontinental journey between Canada's Far North and Japan. Explore the artistic exchange between Inuit and Japanese printmakers in the mid-Twentieth Century, and its impact on the history of Japanese woodblock prints.