Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Monday, May 30, 2016

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Jun 24 2016 .
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 19:00 - 23:00
Friday, June 24, 2016 | 19:00 - 23:00

ROM Friday Night Live, Toronto's most unique social destination, will be back April 29 to celebrate #ROMInk. Join us for a night of drinks, food, and live music - all while dancing among our fossils and rubbing elbows with history.

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum. Photo courtesy Paul Vaculik.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 14:00 - 15:30

In one of Toronto’s largest cemeteries, we will stroll through a beautiful landscape and enjoy the stories of people who were influential in the growth of Toronto during the Victorian era. We will explore symbols of that time on the monuments and mausoleums.

ROM Speaks
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

Join internationally renowned scholar Joshua Mostow as he explores the roles of gender, sexuality and erotic art in Japanese culture, from the Edo period and beyond.

Hosoda Eisui (fl. 1790–1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Sir Edmund Walker Collection
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

Four hundred years ago in Japan, male youths, called wakashu, were the objects of sexual desire for women and men.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

Join world traveller and leading anthropologist Dr. Lars Krutak, The Tattoo Hunter, as he shares his ongoing journey to understand how tattoos and other forms of body modification "make" the people who wear them.

ROM Speaks
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 19:00 - 23:00

Presented in partnership with Northern Ink Xposure.

ROM Speaks
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

How do we understand representations of sexuality, including same sex sexuality, across different historical and cultural moments without simply imposing contemporary norms?  This panel of leading academics will explore broader questions raised by The ROM's

Georgian Bay
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 08:00 - 18:00

Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.

Dale Chihuly, Persian Ceiling, 2012, 25 x 15’ Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, installed 2013. Copyright 2012 Chihuly Studio. All rights reserved.
Friday, June 24, 2016 | 18:00 - 19:00


Waterfront memorial to fallen Toronto firefighters. Photo courtesy Paul Vaculik.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 | 14:00 - 15:30

While strolling along Queens Quay, learn about the evolution of Toronto’s waterfront from its industrial and commercial origins. This tour will explore history, art and architecture as well as the recent, transformative revitalization of this area of the City.