Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of daytime lectures. Lectures are followed by a short reception with coffee, tea and treats, and access to some of the ROM's newest exhibits!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lecture in Eaton Theatre
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Coffee, Tea & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Exhibit Visit with Introductory Remarks
Note: Assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Chihuly: Art in Context
Dale Chihuly’s body of works hinges on various series encompassing pieces and installations with titles that conjure purely formal kinship, like the Baskets, the Cylinders, Seaforms and Floats, or more unusual, even exotic associations, including the Macchia, Ikebana, Persians, Venetians and Mille Fiori. Like a sculptor, he fashions volumes and employs repetition, assemblage and superposing to create rhythmic visual effects. His most monumental installations share something with environmental art holding their own in city centres, public gardens and museum. Diane Charbonneau, Guest Curator of the ROM's CHIHULY exhibition and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, will discuss the work of this celebrated and boundary-breaking artist.
Speaker: Diane Charbonneau
Lectures are subject to change.
ROM Daytime takes a break during the summer and will resume in September.
Past ROM Daytime Lectures
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Creating Textile and Fashion Exhibits at the ROM
Speaker: Silvia Forni and Chris Paulocik
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Speaker: Dave Ireland
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Le Mozart Noir
Speakers: Jeanne Lamon and Fabienne Colas
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Speaker: Arlene Gehmacher
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Earth Day: Bird Research and Conservation
Speakers: Emily Rondel and Mark Peck
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Japanese Visual Culture: Gender & Sexual Diversity
Speaker: Asato Ikeda
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Borneo: Explorations of Nature and Culture
Speaker: Chris Darling
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Real Planet of the Apes: Where did they come from? Where are they going?
Speakers: Dr. David Begun, with Dr. Shawn Lehman, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada; Travis Steffens, Planet Madagascar; and Dr. Justin Jennings
Royal Ontario Museum
Meet in Gloria Chen Court