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Friday, May 25, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 150 million years--evolving into spectacular giants like Brontosaurus and T. rex. In this talk, paleontologist Steve Brusatte, author of the new book The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, will recount the complete story of where dinosaurs came from, how they rose up to dominance, how most of them went extinct when a giant asteroid hit, and how some of them lived on as today's birds.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00, Reception to follow

Explore the captivating world of Dutch designer and couturier, Iris van Herpen. In conversation with StyleZeitgeist Creative Director Eugene Rabkin, Iris van Herpen opens up about her inspiration, process, and the importance of collaborative projects to her works. 

 

Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Join Jenny Balfour-Paul in this richly illustrated lecture on the worlds only natural blue dye, indigo

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Discover ground breaking research and fascinating advances in art, culture, and nature as our experts share their cutting edge work in this engaging series of daytime lectures.

ROM Connects
Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

This full day symposium looks to the future, building upon the Franklin Project to reflect on legacies of colonialism, issues of climate change, and efforts to reconcile western and Indigenous cultures and values.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Coming Soon! Public Registration Opens May 23.

Explore the lives and loves of some of the world’s most notorious spiders with Maydianne Andrade. With a focus on black widows, this lecture will showcase how even the most extreme forms of cannibalistic mating can be understood using an evolutionary perspective.

Friday, June 29, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

 

A Revolution in the Bedroom: How Indian dyed cottons transformed Europe’s interiors in the 17th and 18th centuries

Join Rosemary Crill for a fascinating look at how the hybrid designs of these chintz fabrics, with their exotic flowers and trees, fed into the 18th-century craze for Chinoiserie, and how they became a staple element of western design vocabulary.

Friday, July 6, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Explore the history of spider silk in textiles with Simon Peers, co-designer of the extraordinary cape now on display at the ROM as part of the special exhibition Spiders: Fear & Fascination.