Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art | Third Floor, Centre Block

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Opens January 27, 2018

What is the Black Canadian presence and history in our country? Explore these ideas, and the issues of belonging, in the ROM original exhibition, Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art through the contemporary works of nine African Canadian artists. Challenge yourself to think differently about the deep-rooted histories and enduring presence of Black Canadians, gain a new and multifaceted understanding of Canada, through these unique and visually compelling installations.

Here We Are Here artists include

  • Sandra Brewster
  • Michèle Pearson Clarke
  • Chantal Gibson
  • Sylvia D. Hamilton
  • Bushra Junaid
  • Charmaine Lurch
  • Esmaa Mohamoud
  • Dawit L. Petros
  • Gordon Shadrach


Hal Jackman Foundation


Gail & Bob Farquharson 
Robert E. Pierce & Family 
James & Louise Temerty 
Richard Wernham & Julia West 
Jeff Willner & Family