March 17, 2013
Category: Museums & Visual Arts
Forget about the dinosaurs you know… this is a whole new breed of beast. Mark your calendars for the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada!
Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before. Created by the ROM, this new exhibition makes its world premiere in Toronto on June 23.
This scientifically rigorous, cutting-edge exhibition is based on ground-breaking new research and takes you on a journey through the ancient land of Gondwana. Meet the world’s largest and strangest dinosaurs as you journey back in time to the Mesozoic era and learn how continental drift supported the evolution of these bizarre creatures in what is modern-day Africa, Madagascar and South America.
Not only will you experience new dinosaurs – you’ll experience them in new ways. This exhibition includes cutting-edge augmented reality technology, that layers virtual experiences over the real environment. Three innovative iPad stations allow you to experience dinosaurs in surprising ways, including virtually fleshing out a dinosaur skeleton.
View hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven, a new Hall of Fame exclusive. Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey and more. Plus, enter for a chance to take the Stanley Cup to your community!
For extended hours of operation and to access your March Break Family Value Coupon, visit www.HHOF.com
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place
March Break Gallery Activities 2013
Extended Hours 10 am to 8:30 pm March 9-16
Regular Hours 10 am to 5:30 pm March 17
Special Programming from 11 am to 4 pm
Come to the ROM this March Break and travel the world!
From Archaeology, to paleontology, to zoology and more, learn about the ROM research being done around the world. Explore hands-on activities and specimens from behind the scenes and engage with ROM staff like never before.
Go in the field with ROM curators at our special field camp, explore history with our mediaeval fair, and get in touch with the animal kingdom with Earth Rangers Bring Back the Wild live animal show. Take part in interactive activities and art projects, or if you brought the little ones, relax in our Dino Dan Dinosaur Lounge.
Back by Popular demand: EARTH RANGERS: BRING BACK THE WILD™
March 9 – 16, Shows: 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM
Meet and Greet: 2PM, 4 PM
Our friends at Earth Rangers are back with their popular March Break show! Kids will love meeting awesome animal ambassadors like Timber the Pine Marten, Koho the Bald Eagle and more! Note: Animal ambassadors are subject to change without notice.
For more information visit the ROM website.
The Hockey Hall of Fame has something for the entire family this March Break:
View hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven, a new Hall of Fame exclusive (included in the price of admission). Movie Trailer.
Participate in activity stations and try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by play calling, trivia, video game hockey + more!
Enter for a chance to take the Stanley Cup to your community.
Youth 13 and under will receive a free Kids Pack compliments of Esso.
For more details: www.hhof.com
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street
Your passport to virtually travel the world awaits at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this March Break. From March 9 – 17, head on a global adventure to explore six different worlds including archaeology, palaeontology, zoology and more.
All interactive activities and art projects are included with general admission from 11 am to 4 pm daily. Interested in the exhibitions and galleries without the activities? Take advantage of discounted pricing after 4:30 pm (Adults-$9.00; Students/Seniors- $8.00; Children-$6.00), and special extended hours open evenings until 8:30 pm.
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
With events for all ages, we combine the excitement of all the arts on the last Sunday of the month from October to March with interactive, innovative family activities to engage and delight all ages throughout the studio and gallery.
Please visit our website: http://www.ago.net/family-events
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.
This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collection European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old, much remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill, craftsmanship and artistry, these mysterious objects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who owned it? How was it used? Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize related objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologies, such as X-radiography (X-rays), micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deeper understanding of these works and, consequently, the history of human creativity.
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum’s dedication to the European Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario is palpable in each of the works that they have donated since 1985. Each betrays a love of richness and visual depth, an interest in the tension between pleasure and morality, and a dedication to the needs of their city public. The sensuous marble surface of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bust of Pope Gregory XV (1621) proclaims Rome’s papal authority, while the panel The Expulsion of the Money-Changers (1480-1500), attributed to the anonymous Master of the Kress Epiphany, teaches about the boundaries between the sacred and secular with a riot of figures and movement. Hendrick Andriessen’s Still Life (Vanitas) (c. 1637) uses an array of fascinating objects, richly rendered, to warn its viewers of the impermanence of the senses and life. All the Tanenbaum gifts offer AGO visitors a window into the dynamic and exciting history of early modern Europe. Come explore this unique collection and share Joey and Toby Tanenbaum’s passion for the richness and beauty of European art.
Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the 20th century with a career that stretched over 60 years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.
More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, spanning Sudek’s entire career.