Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration at the ROM
|July 30, 2012||Filled under Events||
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Exhibit is displayed in both the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing on Level 2 of the ROM and in the Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court.
When: July 28, 2012 – February 24, 2013
Cost: General admission prices: Adults: $15; Seniors & Students: $13.50; Children (4 to 14 years): $12; Children 3 & under: Free. Reduced pricing applies on Friday nights from 4:30 to 8:30pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about special rates, private lectures, tours, and menus for groups of 20 or more.
Details: Explore the origins of Caribbean Carnival, from emancipation to celebration, highlighted by the costumes, photographs and renderings of Brian Mac Farlane. Legendary in Trinidad and Tobago and respected worldwide, he is a six-time winner of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, where his dazzling creations stun the eye and spark the imagination.
Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration, produced in collaboration with Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto, is an opportunity for visitors to also commemorate this year’s celebration of Jamaican and Trinidad and Tobago Independence, and Emancipation Day. The exhibition’s February 2013 closing coincides with Black History Month.
Carnival offers a journey through Mac Farlane’s stunning carnival creations from the last three years: Resurrection: The Mas (2010); Humanity: The Circle of Life (2011); and Sanctification…In search of (2012). The exhibition also acknowledges the rich symbolic and historical significance of the 50th anniversaries of colonial independence being observed in Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.
More Info: www.rom.on.ca