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 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 Tea, Coffee & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Exhibit Access with Introductory Remarks
Note: Assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice.
Thursday, February 11
Le Mozart Noir
Join Tafelmusik's Jeanne Lamon as we screen and celebrate this award-winning film. Le Mozart Noir uncloaks the mystery of Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a black musician from the 18th century whose work has fallen into neglect due to the prejudices of history.
Thursday, February 25
Celebrate the ROM’s newly exhibited collection of Canadian editorial cartoons with curator Arlene Gehmacher.
Speaker: Arlene Gehmacher
Thursday, April 14
Earth Day: Bird Research and Conservation
Speakers: Mark Peck & Emily Rondel
Thursday, May 12
Japanese Visual Culture: Gender & Sexual Diversity
Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, will examine the role of male youths in Edo-period Japan (1601-1868), who attracted both older men and young/older women. She will also explore how the Edo-period gender and sexuality system can be understood from a contemporary North American perspective and further examine contemporary Japanese visual culture, especially girls' manga, some of which decidedly go beyond gender binarism and hetero-normative sexuality.
Speaker: Asato Ikeda
Thursday, May 26
Tattoos: In the Field and In the Gallery
Join ROM curator Chris Darling as he talks through the making of the exhibition.
Speaker: Chris Darling
Thursday, June 16
The Real Planet of the Apes; Where did they come from? Where are they Going?
The Great Apes are the closest living ancestors of humans, but we seem worlds apart. The evolutionary history of hominids remains hotly debated and a new book by University of Toronto professor David Begun suggests that the European continent played a much larger role in shaping hominid adaptations. This event will feature a short lecture by Dr. Begun about his new book, followed by a conversation with him and other primate experts from the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar about how apes have evolved, and why most species are now critically endangered.
Speaker: David Begun with the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar
Lectures are subject to change.
Past ROM Daytime Lectures
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Made in China: Cultural Encounters Through Export Art
Speaker: Dr Jianfei He
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The First Animals: Canada's Ancient Origins
Speaker: Dr Jean-Bernard Caron
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Around the World with Rocks
Speaker: Kim Tait
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Riverdale: East of the Don
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Muir
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Speaker: Professor Massimo Osanna
Thursday, December 10, 2015
A Transnational History of Japanese Prints: the Inuit-Japan Exchange of the 1950s
Speaker: Asato Ikeda
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
Date & Time
- Thursdays, once or twice a month.
Royal Ontario Museum
Meet in Gloria Chen Court
Bloor Street (main entrance)