The Royal Ontario Museum has announced the ROM Ball will feature a photography exhibition by award-winning musician and photographer Bryan Adams
The May 6th ball will host the Kingston-born star’s photos of prominent Canadians as it celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The exhibit – simply entitled “Canadians” – will spotlight many of the nation’s icons and span a variety of fields and generations with both new portraits and photos from Adams’ archived collection.
A ROM release reports 28 selections will be on display, including photos of Margaret Atwood, Michael Bublé, The Weeknd, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Gretzky, Michael J. Fox, Linda Evangelista and Her Majesty the Queen.
The most recent photograph by the acclaimed photographer is of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau backstage at the Juno Awards, which Adams co-hosted with comedian Russell Peters and where both posted photos of themselves with the PM on social media.
Bryan Adams will be attending the ROM Ball to officially unveil Canadians during the event’s cocktail reception. The exhibit will be set in the ROM’s Peter F. Bronfman Hall and open throughout the evening for both gala and after-party guests.
A limited-edition, 60-page catalogue book titled Canadians will be available for purchase exclusively for attendees at the Ball.
The fundraiser will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and an after-party with dancing and live performances headlined by singer Rufus Wainwright throughout the galleries.
ROM Ball after party tickets can be purchased for $150 each now at rom.on.ca/romball.
There is a very limited number of tables for the ROM Ball cocktail reception and dinner at $25,000 and $50,000. Interested parties may contact Keiko Okutsu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.586.8064 to determine whether any tables are available for purchase.
UPDATE: May 11th post, after the ROM display, by Bryan Adams