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Carlos Garaicoa

Carlos Garaicoa is one of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists. Using multi-media to convey themes of architecture, urbanism, politics, history and human culture, his works examine the gap between the hope and promises generated by the revolution and the actual conditions of Cuban life today. They

General Idea’s AIDS Sculpture

The Royal Ontario Museum and The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM celebrate the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto with the display of AIDS, a sculpture by the Canadian art collective General Idea. Created in 1989 and inspired by Robert Indiana's 1970 LOVE sculpture, it

Early Typewriters

Welcome to the pre-computer era: the discovery of QWERTY keyboards, carriage returns and black ribbon. Early Typewriters presents 20 antique typewriters from the 1880s and 1890s, and explores the remarkable designs and ingenuity of the world’s first typing machines. The advent of the typewriter

Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History

Discover an exploration of time and history from the perspective of Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of the most internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. Conceived and curated by Sugimoto himself, History of History is a personal exhibition that melds his own evocative photographs with prehistoric

Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690- 1850

Imagine a world of flamboyant kabuki actors, unnerving ghosts, and graceful geisha clad in the finest and most delicate kimonos of the day. Imagine elaborate tea ceremonies and evenings filled with music, theatre and fashion. Such was the world of Edo (Tokyo) in the 17th to 19th centuries, depicted

The Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Dare to brave the cave? Kids will love discovering the real stories behind these mysterious creatures of the night. Explore cave formation and how bats use echolocation, and experience a spectacular dramatization of bats in flight during a nightly exodus for food. Featuring more than 20 bat

Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art

Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art

Religious murals survive the march of time.   The Paradise of Maitreya, the magnificent mural that dominates this gallery, adorned the wall of a Chinese Buddhist monastery that no longer exists. It was created more than seven centuries ago during the Yuan dynasty, when Khubilai Khan ruled and the

A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus

A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus

The crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean.   The island of Cyprus is rich in natural resources and lies between the eastern and western worlds.  From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period trade with, and control of, ancient Cyprus was important to the Greeks and Romans to the west and the

Gallery of Birds

Gallery of Birds

A great flock. The world of birds awaits you in a light-filled gallery showcasing more than a hundred winged creatures, many presented in full flight. From the albatross with its nine foot wing-span to tiny songbirds, details come alive from all angles as you walk around and under the specimens.

Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean

Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean

The rise and fall of three mighty civilizations. Long before the Classical Age the prehistoric Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations flourished in Greece and the Aegean. This was before the age of written history, but these cultures inspired the myths and legends of Greece – tales of the