ROM Members only.
Join us on Friday, October 7, 2022 between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm (last entry 4:30 pm) for an exclusive viewing of Kent Monkman: Being Legendary.
Curated by Cree artist Kent Monkman, Being Legendary presents an installation of new original paintings by the artist alongside objects from ROM’s collections.
Interpreted by Monkman’s shape-shifting, time-travelling, gender-fluid alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, the exhibition depicts how deeply Indigenous knowledge is embedded in the lands of Turtle Island. Cree and other Indigenous peoples have carried this knowledge in stories, songs, and artworks since time immemorial.
Through the power of storytelling, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle reframes the forced interruptions of the colonial project on Turtle Island and honours leaders in the community who shine a light forward for future generations.
Members may be photographed or filmed during the preview. By attending, Members grant ROM and its authorized representatives the right to use and publish any photographs or images or their likeliness.
Members are required to reserve tickets to enter the Museum but tickets for the Member Preview are not required.
Being Legendary is inspired by objects in the Museum’s permanent collections. The artist acknowledges the support of ROM in realizing the exhibition.