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Gift 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,
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.