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Ancient Peru Unearthed: Golden Treasures of a Lost Civilization

Discover a magnificent cache of long-hidden golden treasures from the Sicán civilization, a mysterious pre-Inca people who prospered off the northern coast of Peru as early as AD 700. This extraordinary exhibition showcases over 120 elaborately-crafted headdresses, crowns, pieces of pottery and

Heaven or Hell: Images of Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Deities and Immortals

A fascinating exploration of Buddhist and Daoist deities, Heaven or Hell presents paintings and prints from the ROM’s collection, including never-before-seen works. Dating from the 10th to 20th century, these works express the prevailing Chinese religious and philosophical thinking of the time.,

Déco Lalique

Classic. Elegant. Timeless. The legacy of legendary French artist René Lalique is captured in this display of beautiful glass creations. Dating mostly from 1910 to 1945, these captivating designs epitomized the evolution from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. Drawn almost exclusively from the ROM's

Italian Arts & Design: The 20th Century

Viva Italia! Learn how the passione got into Pucci, the bella into Bulgari and the va-va-voom into Vespa. This stunning exhibition explores the diverse and complex ways that architects, artists and designers saw, interpreted and represented industrial society in Italy throughout the twentieth

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

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