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.

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ROM Speaks

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. Please note that this lecture will contain explicit images and discussions of a sexual nature and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.

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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.

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This event will feature a short lecture by Dr. Begun about his new book, followed by a conversation with him and other primate experts from the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar about how apes have evolved, and why most species are now critically endangered.