Join us for Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend!
Enjoy a full day of Chinese cultural celebration with live music and dance performances, shopping, dining and more!
Included with Museum admission.
MUSIC IN THE GALLERY
Level 1: Currelly Gallery
11 am to 2 pm
Piano performances showcasing Chinese music. Performed by winners of the 2014 Chinese Cultural Centre Piano Competition.
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: ANCIENT CHINA
Level 1: Digital Gallery
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2:30 pm
The rich history of China will be brought to life in this interactive workshop. Discover the roots of China from the reign of the Yellow Emperor to the ancient custom of foot binding and even traditional toys. Don’t miss this opportunity to get hands-on with real artifacts from the ROM's teaching collections!
Level 1: Queens Park Rotunda
10 am to 4 pm
Families can celebrate Chinese heritage with themed hands-on crafts and activities for kids!
Level 2: Bronfman Hall
11 am to 4 pm
Interactive Demonstrations by Master Artists
-Chen Han Chung
- Peter Kinsun Law
- Siu Sheng Guan
- Tien Chang
- Jordon Wu
- Peng Ma
Enjoy a touch table of Chinese artifacts and hear the stories from our ROM Gallery Interpreters that make ancient times come to life.
Chinese Tea Culture and Tasting
Experience the the ancient art of Chinese tea culture provided by Chinese Tea Culture Canada Inc.
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
Level 1: Meet in Chen Court
11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm
Get ready to discover one of the world's great civilizations! Ranked amongst the top ten Chinese collections in the world outside of China, this gallery represents almost 10,000 years of Chinese history.
Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911)
Level 1: Hermon Herzog Levy Gallery
10 am to 5:30 pm
Get an up-close look Chinese portraits created during the Ming and Qing dynasties, that come from the renowned collections of the Museum’s Far Eastern section.
Showcasing a culturally important, but often-overlooked aspect of Chinese art and culture, the exhibition’s portraits are astonishing in their detail and embedded symbolism. The visual appeal of the exhibition’s 25 works – some remarkably large - is enhanced by a number of sartorial and personal accessories, objects carefully selected for their resemblance to those seen in the paintings.
Level B1: Druxy's ROM Café
10 am to 4:30 pm
Enjoy Chinese themed specials and treats in Druxy's ROM Café! Click to view the Chinese New Year menu offerings (PDF).
Level 1: ROM Museum Store
10 am to 6:30 pm
Find unique Chinese themed gifts for that special someone or take home a memento of your ROM visit.
Chinese New Year is organized by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Date & Time
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
Bloor Street (main entrance)