Jul 1 – Nov 19, 2023


This summer, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will invite visitors to examine the defining issues of our time from the perspectives of 25 women artists connected to the broader Islamic world in the new original exhibition Being and Belonging.
This bold exhibition presents diverse voices and experiences of artists spanning the vast territory from West Africa to Southeast Asia, as well as from the wider Islamic diaspora.
Deftly interrogating contemporary issues of identity, migration, power, sexuality, and home, Being and Belonging provides deeply personal perspectives that will challenge preconceptions and disrupt stereotypes. Curated by Dr. Fahmida Suleman, Curator of the Islamic World collections at ROM and Dr. Silvia Forni, Director of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Being and Belonging will be the first exhibition of its breadth and depth in North America that features a range of international and intergenerational women artists. 


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