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ROM Speaks Art
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Jade: China's Immortal Stone
Discover why jade has played a key role in Chinese psyche and society with international scholar Dr. Jenny F. So, as she presents the complex, multi-layered meanings of jade that have developed over millennia.

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

The imitation or faking of Chinese porcelains, or for that matter, Chinese decorative works of art, is not a modern phenomenon. This talk will be a historical survey of reproduction Chinese porcelain and an opportunity to examine modern as well as antique copies of Chinese porcelain.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

From sea to land and back again, the evolution of whales has puzzled researchers since the time of Charles Darwin.

Tuesdays, April 4, May 30, June 20, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

From fascinating to thought-provoking, ROM Speaks presents compelling voices on hot topics. Explore engaging issues at the ROM and experience our world, discussed. 

ROM Daytime
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Join ROM biologist Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez as he explores the rapidly changing world of reptile genetics, and how efforts in laboratories worldwide are helping create conditions for these creatures to thrive in the wild.

Monarch on Milkweed. Photo courtesy Ellen Woods.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Discover how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed, a toxic plant named for the sticky substance emitted when its leaves are damaged, in this vivid investigation presented by Cornell University's Anurag Agrawal

Blue Whale off coast of San Diego. Photo courtesy Howard Hall.
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators.  But over the last century, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat. With hope for a quieter ocean, Sonic Seas sheds light on the impact of industrial and military noise on marine life.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Discover ground breaking research and fascinating advances in art, culture, and nature as our experts share their cutting edge work in this engaging series of daytime lectures.  Free with Museum Admission.

ROM Connects
Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Canada has no readily identifiable national fashion design identity – but it has produced incredible tailors, dressmakers, couturiers and manufactures of high and low end fashions.

ROM Speaks Art
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Men of Modern Design
Join art historian Martin Eidelberg from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he explores architect Philip Johnson’s campaign to introduce modern German architectural design to North America through innovative exhibitions, both large and small.