ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

What's New

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ROM Daytime

Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of daytime lectures.

Lectures are followed by a reception with coffee, tea and treats, and access to some of the ROM's newest exhibits!

Category: Event
Tehuana Group in Mexican Dress
Mark your calendar for this full-day symposium on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Mexican visual culture is immensely rich and varied. With its unique combination of pre-Conquest and European imagery, it continues to fascinate outsiders and to influence global trends.

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