Current Exhibitions

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.
Hosoda Eisui's "Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum"
A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
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.
Illustration of the new Dinosaur by Danielle Dufault.
A new dinosaur has been discovered--with a strange feature never seen before!
A diver from Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team works to remove kelp from the Erebus to better view and study the ship’s structure and artifacts.  © Parks Canada / Thierry Boyer
A nationwide outreach project brings to life one of Canada’s greatest Arctic mysteries.
Image: Jane Ash Poitras, Buffalo Seed. Mixed media, oil on canvas, 2004.
Four paintings explore colonialism and traditional knowledge of the therapeutic properties and spiritual significance of plants

Upcoming Exhibitions

A close up of a red fox looking over a wall
Opens November 12, 2016
BLUE: Out of the Depths
Opens March 11, 2017 Discover a story bigger than all of us.

Online Exhibitions

The Burgess Shale: The Virtual Museum of Canada
Take an online dive into a 500-million-year-old sea  
ROM Rotunda
Over 300 of our artifacts have been captured in extraordinary detail on the Google Art Project, which allows visitors to virtually tour ROM galleries and curate their own digital collections.

Past Exhibitions