Talks & Performances

ROM Daytime

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.

To book a ROM Daytime group visit call  ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5801 (ext 2) or email groupsales@rom.on.ca.  For more information on group visits click here.

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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.

This ROM Daytime lecture is presented in partnership with Tafelmusik and the Toronto Black Film Festival.

Speakers:  Jeanne Lamon and Fabienne Colas.

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Thursday, February 25

Editorial Cartoons

Celebrate the ROM’s newly exhibited collection of Canadian editorial cartoons with curator Arlene Gehmacher.

Speaker:  Arlene Gehmacher

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Thursday, April 14

Earth Day: Bird Research and Conservation

Speakers:  Mark Peck & Emily Rondel

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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
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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
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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
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Lectures are subject to change.

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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
Modern Pompeii
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
Wild Images
Speaker:  Dave Ireland
 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary cultur

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture

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Date & Time

  • Thursdays, once or twice a month.

Location

Royal Ontario Museum

Meet in Gloria Chen Court

Bloor Street (main entrance)

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Contact

416.586.5797
programs@rom.on.ca

 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for all ROM lectures with at least three weeks advance notice.  Please, email programs@rom.on.ca to request the service.


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