Saturday at the ROM

I recently visited the Royal Ontario Museum to check out two of its newish exhibitions, as well as it’s permanent collections. Here is a quick overview of what I saw.


If you can justify the high admissions charge, I suggest you go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see the following:

Spiders – Fear & Fascination (on until January 6, 2019)

This is a fairly well put together, kid friendly exhibition that tries putting spiders in a favorable light. I enjoyed it, and see the value of spiders to the ecosystem – still don’t want to hang out with them though.

Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion (on until October 8, 2018)

While the spiders exhibition may appeal more to kids, this one may appeal more to adults. Although not a fashionista, the designs – and the thought processes behind them – really impressed me as an artist. Iris van Herpen’s clothes are intricate, scientific and sometimes over the top. They’re also pretty cool.


Wedding Paintings

As I’ll be tying the knot this coming weekend, I won’t be posting again for a week or two. Before I go, here are a few wedding related paintings I found in a recent web search.


ABOVE: Henri Rousseau, The Wedding Party, around 1905, oil on canvas, 44.8 x 64 inchesABOVE: Norman Rockwell, The Marriage License, 1954, oil on canvas, cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” June 11, 1955ABOVE: Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Wedding Dance, circa 1566, oil on panel, 47 x 62 inches