$14 for one ticket for the Total ROM Experience, which includes special exhibits and general admission, at the Royal Ontario Museum (up to a $27 value)
- When: May 8–June 27
- Ticket values include all fees.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect discounts. Museum members and children 3 and younger are admitted free.
Along with all of the Royal Ontario Museum’s permanent exhibitions, this deal grants visitors carte blanche to experience the museum’s highlights:
- *The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors:* For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. In this stunning new exhibition, cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.
Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng (detail), colour on silk. Qing Dynasty, 1644–1911 © The Palace Museum, GU6446.
- *Paul Kane: Truth and Mysteries:* Exploring the symbiotic relationship between art history and archaeology, this historical study revisits the vivid natural landscapes of 19th-century artist Paul Kane. Comparing Kane’s initial field sketches to their finished paintings, the exhibit traces the artist’s creative process with the help of technological advances in archaeology and excavation. Displayed objects are on loan from Quetico Provincial Park, Archaeological Services Inc. and are complemented by art from the ROM’s Paul Kane collection.
“French River Rapids” by Paul Kane, 1849–1856. Oil on canvas. ROM 912.1.2; Gift of Sir Edmund Osler.
- *The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum:* Known for his arresting urban photography,Toronto-based artist Michael Awad turns his lens on the Royal Ontario Museum as part of The Entire City Project. With unprecedented access to research,collections and spaces, Awad throws open the doors of the ROM, offering a surprising new view of both the public face and inner workings of the museum.
Michael Awad, (c) 2014. Chromogenic print, 48 x 72 inches, edition of 8
- *Around 1914: Design in a New Age:* The cataclysmic events of the Great War marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries. It also signalled the birth of the modern movement, a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation. In this exhibit, see how designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Archibald Knox struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, the new materials made available with technology, and the changing ways people looked at their lives and futures.
Designed by Georg Jensen (Danish, 1866-1935), made by Georg Jensen Silversmithy (Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie) Silver, raised and cast, ivory handles Copenhagen, Denmark Designed c. 1905-1908, present example produced since 1945.
Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. By combining universal cultures and natural history into one museum, the ROM aims to engage its audiences from across the globe in the relationship between nature and humanity. This fundamental link is explored through the museum's many collections and programs, offering a wide breadth of experience in both areas.
2014 also marks 100 years since the ROM's momentous opening, and the museum is planning a year-long anniversary celebration of both its legacy and its potential going forward. The ROM will kick off another century of lively, relevant content and programming to build a community among future generations of visitors who pass through its halls.
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