June 8, 2013
Category: Multicultural Attractions
June 8 – June 9, 2013 at Woodbine Park in the Beaches. The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival is an annual event that celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. The Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone. Our 2013 Festival will celebrate our fourteenth anniversary.
For more information: www.muhtadidrumfest.com
Location: Woodbine Park
The tradition of hosting highly visual exhibitions in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) continues with Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). On display at the ROM from May 18, 2013 to February 23, 2014, Faces to Remember features Chinese portraits created during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and comes from the renowned collections of the Museum’s Far Eastern section.
Showcasing a culturally important, but often-overlooked aspect of Chinese art and culture, the exhibition’s portraits are astonishing in their detail and embedded symbolism. The visual appeal of the exhibition’s 25 works – some remarkably large – is enhanced by a number of sartorial and personal accessories, objects carefully selected for their resemblance to those seen in the paintings.
Dr. Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts, is the exhibition’s curator. She explains, “Portraits are a way to commemorate people, whether known or unknown to us. The portraits displayed in the exhibition, as well as the personal accessories, provide us with a better understanding of the Chinese people of the past, their aspirations and moral values.”
For more details: www.rom.on.ca
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park