The exhibition features 70 works by major artists of the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steel.
The exhibition features 70 works by major artists of the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steel. According to Josh Basseches, ROM’s director and CEO, the exhibition explores a time of unparalleled trade, prosperity and scientific advancement when art flourished and became a meaningful part of every day life.
Coinciding with the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, the exhibition includes the Dutch master’s Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh, a moving depiction in nearly perfect condition that provides a glimpse into Rembrandt’s life when he first moved to Amsterdam.
According to the ROM, the exhibition will help provide insight into the 17th-century Dutch and Flemish ways of life, whether through luxurious still life, humourous genre scenes, sumptuous portraits, or detailed landscapes, cityscapes and architectural paintings.
The Detroit Cycle Boat program is coming to the Detroit River this summer. It’s a 16-person pedal-powered boat that is based at Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina. Whether you call it a boat, a bike or a cycle boat, one thing is for certain, according to the company offering the unique event – you will call it the best time ever on the water.
Experience the Detroit River like never before. Michigan’s beautiful summers and amazing waterways provide an exciting opportunity to enjoy the waters of Michigan. The cycle boats are perfect for get-togethers for all ages with friends, family or co-workers.
‘Whether you’re throwing a bachelorette party, a bachelor part or celebrating a birthday party, the Detroit Cycle Boat allows you to take the party and bar to the water. For more information call 231-286-5257.
National Geographic and G Adventures have officially launched their expanded partnership, National Geographic Family Journey with G Adventures. The new program of 12 trips is now on sale globally and feature unique National Geographic-inspired experiences for children and adults to connect as a family when they travel together on departures starting in March 2020.
The annual Rockport Spring Art Fair is slated for May 18 and 19. Proceeds will go to the Gananoque Animal Shelter. Rockport is located 20 kilometres east of Gananoque in Eastern Ontario.
The 121st annual Rochester Lilac Festival is in full swing this weekend and despite cool temperatures is expected to attract more than 500,000 visitors wanting to experience more than 500 varieties of lilacs. Saturday’s highlight is the annual lilac parade featuring more than 2,500 participants, including 20 marching bands, dancers and costumed characters.
Art in the Park is also on tap this weekend along Reservoir Avenue, a shaded street adjacent to the lilac gardens and the main festival site. Shop with more than 160 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople. The festival is a family-friendly event filled with activities for guests of all ages.
Hats off to RIU Hotels and Resorts staff for recently cleaning 800 kilos of rubbish from Arroyo Seco in Baja, California to stop it from reaching the sea.
More than 150 RIU staff participated in the cleanup event.
RIU Hotels is also eliminating plastic from more than 90 of the chain’s hotels by 2020.
The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is looking forward to its biggest season ever, factoring the scope of shows, number of actors and design challenges. The festival plans to soar into its 41st season and is launching its first one-man stand-up comedy show from May 28 to June 1.
Comedian Chris Gibbs is performing Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.
Encouraging and celebrating Canadian talent, the festival theatre is also presenting Its Your Funeral, the first play authored by veteran actor Jamie Williams. It runs Aug. 14 to Sept. 7.
For more information and tickets call 1-855-782-4353.
If you hurry there is still time to sign up for Saturday’s Shrewsbury Steve O’Brien Memorial Crappie Tournament. Registration takes place between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Shrewsbury Community Centre.
The 18th annual Springsong – a celebration of birds and birding – is taking place this weekend on Pelee Island. The event was started 17 years ago as a fundraiser for the Heritage Centre with the help of Pelee Island Bird Observatory and Margaret Atwood.
Guest author for Springsong banquet 2019 is Steve Burrows, an award-winning Canadian mystery writer, journalist and past recipient of a Nature Writer of the Year award.
In the event you didn’t know, Pelee Island is the southern-most inhabited place in Canada. The Pelee Township consists of nine islands in the western basin of Lake Erie with Ohio being the southern border. Pelee is the largest of the island, measuring 19 kilometres in length and six kilometres in width.
Looking for a place to visit for a day or weekend this spring? If so you might want to consider Orangeville.
Broadway, the town’s main street, invites you to explore its charming selection of boutiques, specialty shops, studious and eateries. Stroll the streets of Orangeville to discover the Art Walk of Tree Sculptures, a collection of more than 50 sculptures created by 19 artists since 2003. The goal of the program is to sustain the life of trees that have reached the end of their life expectancy in a way that allows them to continue adding character to the community.
And whether its a matinee or evening performance, Theatre Orangeville is a must visit. Since 1993, the theatre has celebrated excellence in the performing arts, featuring almost exclusively Canadian-written plays and performances. The Dragonfly Arts on Broadway is a gallery showcasing one-of-a-kind pieces by over 200 artists.
You will find anything from glass and wood art to pottery to jewelry.
And one of Orangeville’s most beloved restaurants, the BVR, is located inside the town’s historic former train station.
Not to be missed is the Island Lake Conservation Area, a 400-acre reservoir nestled at the edge of downtown Orangeville offering a year-round recreational treat. Hike, bike or run the 8.2-kilometre trail during the spring, summer and fall. Rent a canoe or kayak in the summer or try kick-sledding, snowshoeing or ice fishing in winter.
Readers are invited to submit their questions or suggestions on travel close to home or far away to Travel Writer Bob Boughner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing all moms everywhere a very happy and healthy Mother’s Day from the Boughner family.