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: Event
ROM Speaks Art

Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass
This beautifully illustrated lecture will put the work of Dale Chihuly in the context of international contemporary sculptures and installations in glass.

Category: Blog Post

Our next #emptyROM in in #ChihulyTO!

Category: Exhibition
Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

Take a historical and contemporary look at Asafo flags, the insignia created for the numerous military Asafo companies of the Fante states along the coast of Southern Ghana.