Monthly Archive: December Worl
In Indian painting, nature is a space of possibilities—where spiritual retreats, leisure activities, romantic encounters, and tests of skill take place. Written by Deepali Dewan.
Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Rachel Brown
Kim Wheatley is an Anishinaabe mother and grandmother of the Shawanaga First Nation. Read this blog to hear the story of how EVC student Rachel Brown met Kim at the ROM, where she offered a traditional prayer and blessing for the bones and heart of ‘Blue,’ the whale - the star of Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story.
Toronto based researcher, illustrator and textile artist, Ketzia Sherman, discusses
This Sunday, October 18 at 12:30 pm, join a panel of leading Canadian cultural critics as they explore the historical and contemporary constraints that can and have shaped Black female identity in Canada. This event is an opportunity to engage in conversations with leading experts to rethink critically the way history is told and understood not only in the media, but also in the museum itself.
The ROM's Sascha Priewe is a guy with a lot on the go
By: Sheeza Sarfraz
ROM Ancient Cultures, ROM World Art and Culture, ROM Textiles and Fashions
2009 – 2015
Chinese and Korean Collections, The British Museum
2008 – 2009
The British Museum
Women have grown, groomed and decorated their fingernails for over 5000 years – From the women of Ancient Egypt to the nail salon industry that flourished during the 80s and 90s, nail trends have had authority over beauty regimes across regions and eras. By the late 20th century manicured fingernails would become a sign of the leisure class among many different cultures. Grooming your fingernails parallels the act of using cosmetics, it exhibits self-expression and character.
Weapons are one of the most politically-incorrect subjects there are, associated with brutality and violence. But they are also important, and have often defined the cultures that made them....