and Icon: The New Greek
photographic journey that brings modern Greece alive! Image
and Icon is a show that goes well beyond the facade of
ancient-monument tourist brochures and Hellenic picture books. In
the faces of its people and the images of post-industrial landscapes,
Image and Icon brings today's Greece to the ROM. It serves as a
valuable complement to the rich collections of the ROM's Greek World
and Etruscan Galleries, and the feature exhibition Gift of the Gods.
June 15 to August 12, 2001
Terrace Galleries II, Second Level
of the Gods: The Art of Wine and Revelry
by the ROM, this engaging new exhibition illustrates the continuity
between ancient time and modern life through the history of wine
production and consumption, and its rich social history through the
ages. Wine has played an important role in society since the
potential of fermenting the grape was first realized thousands of
years ago. Gift of the Gods: The Art of Wine and Revelry explores
the far-reaching impact of wine on Western Europe and Canada,
beginning with the ancient Greeks, the Romans, and continuing into
the 21st century. The myth of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and
ecstasy, and his persistence in art from Antiquity to today, are the
major themes weaving together this captivating exhibition of art,
decorative objects, winemaking equipment, and accessories.
June 16 to October 21, 2001
Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Street Level
Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
new permanent gallery, located in the Museum's main floor suite of
Asian galleries. This new gallery presents artifacts from the ROM's
collections from South Asia including wall relief panels, religious
sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, arms and armour,
jewelry and richly ornamented decorative arts. Canada's first
permanent South Asian gallery, its innovative design and display
techniques express the unity and diversity of this unique region.
Opened November 30, 2000, indefinite run.
Ondaatje South Asian Gallery, Street Level.
Royal Ontario Museum and the ROM Foundation are grateful to
Christopher Ondaatje, C.B.E., O.C., whose generous contribution has
made the development of this gallery possible.
ROM Foundation acknowledges the achievements of the South Asian
advisory committee and the support of the South Asian community in
establishing a permanent South Asian presence at the ROM.
the work of well-known photographer Vince Pietropaolo, this
exhibition is a photographic journey that explores Toronto's diverse
multicultural identity through a series of 60 works highlighting
gardening traditions from around the world.
May 6 to January 6, 2002
Heritage Gallery of Canada's Peoples, Level 1B (One Below)
to Front Page