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Toronto's newest park and talk of the town, the Aga Khan Park encompasses both the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and offers a broad range of cultural and community activities. The Aga Khan Park aims to provide an experience like no other, with innovative programming ranging from large public events, exceptional art, music & unique food flavours, talks by distinguished speakers, and much, much more. See you soon at the Aga Khan Park!

Aga Khan Museum Calendar


CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Eternal Unfolding: Hidden Dimensions of Hindustani Classical Music and Beyond by Warren Senders
Sep
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Eternal Unfolding: Hidden Dimensions of Hindustani Classical Music and Beyond by Warren Senders

Explore the sophisticated melodic concepts, rhythmic structures, and formal architectures of the Hindustani music tradition in this unique lecture-demonstration. Warren Senders (vocals), Raya Bidaye (harmonium), and Ravi Naimpally (tabla) reveal the “hidden dimensions” of classical music through live performance, archival recordings, and opportunities for you to participate!

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CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Sitar by Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee
Sep
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Sitar by Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

The first concert in our Classical Musical Series features raags (melodic scales) special to the musical traditions of Northern India. Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, master of the gayaki ang (a vocal style) made famous by the Imdadkhani Gharana, presents evening raags on the sitar.

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Diwan BBQ Patio
May
14
to Aug 28

Diwan BBQ Patio

Relax at lunch, or enjoy a post-work cocktail or mocktail with friends. Sample a tantalizing array of grilled dishes, mezes, and summer drinks on our new licensed patio. Weather permitting.

Patio hours starting May 14:
BBQ Patio Menu offered 11:30 am–6 pm, Friday to Sunday
Mezes served 6–8 pm, Friday and Saturday

Open holiday Mondays. Visit the Aga Khan Museum website for more details.

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March Break 2016 — CANCELLED
Mar
14
to Mar 18

March Break 2016 — CANCELLED

Spend your March Break exploring the world at the Aga Khan Museum. Enjoy a different theme each day with fun activities, hands-on crafts, and up-close encounters with the treasures of the Museum. Topics include Mythical Creatures, Tales of Wonder, Silk Route Explorers, and more! Register for a full week, or select one or more of our themed activity days. 

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The Art of the Ahl al-Bayt
Dec
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Art of the Ahl al-Bayt

Fahmida Suleman, Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East at the British Museum, examines Shi‘a visual culture in this engaging talk. Suleman is editor of a new collection of essays, People of the Prophet’s House: Artistic and Ritual Expressions of Shi‘i Islam (2015).

In partnership with The Institute of Ismaili Studies and The Shia Imami Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB)

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Arab Jazz Series: Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Dec
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Arab Jazz Series: Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun

Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe Lovano, is no stranger to different musical styles. He can also play over 1,000 percussion instruments — from a Syrian darbuka to the Western snare. Yet his heart remains in the jazz world. Join him for an evening of internationally-inflected jazz featuring an eclectic group of musicians from Palestine, Afghanistan, and Toronto, including Ali Amr (qanun), Salar Nader (tabla), Michael Ward-Bergeman (accordion), Billy Drewes (saxophone), Leo Blanco (piano), Luisito Quintero (percussion), and Roberto Occhipinti (double bass).


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Monsoon-Music
Saturday, November 7

Kinan Azmeh City Band
Saturday, November 28


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Home Ground: Canadian Perspectives
Dec
6
11:00am11:00am

Home Ground: Canadian Perspectives

Using the exhibition Home Ground as a point of departure, Canadian artists, critics, and curators discuss the idea of home and belonging and reflect on the issues of dislocation and migration. This day-long symposium includes keynotes by First Nations artist Robert Houle and cultural critic Dot Tuer as well as a panel featuring John Greyson, Zainub Verjee, Mohammed Mohsen, Luis Jacob, and Swapnaa Tamhane.

Organized by Jamelie Hassan and Ruba Kana’an

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Spotlight on Afghanistan: Ustad Eltaf Sarahang
Dec
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Spotlight on Afghanistan: Ustad Eltaf Sarahang

For one night only, world-renowned singer Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sarahang brings the best of Indo-Afghan musical traditions to the Aga Khan Museum. Son of the legendary musician Mohammed Hussain Sarahang and grandson of Ghulam Hussain Khan, Sarahang was appointed as Royal Musician to the Court of King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan (reigned 1933–73) at a very young age. His career spans decades and continents, and he continues to perform with the world’s most accomplished Indian and Afghan artists. 

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Spotlight on Afghanistan: The Road to Paradise
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Spotlight on Afghanistan: The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise tells a story of love and loss in a time of war through three characters: a child suicide bomber in Pakistan, a Canadian soldier in Kandahar, and an Afghan immigrant in Toronto. Based on interviews conducted with families of the Canadian Armed Forces and families of the Pakistan and Afghan Army, this gripping play explores how the war in Afghanistan has affected the lives of women and children. For mature audiences.

A Human Cargo/Crow’s Theatre co-production presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in English and Dari, with English surtitles.

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Arab Jazz Series: Kinan Azmeh City Band
Nov
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Arab Jazz Series: Kinan Azmeh City Band

Performing music from their acclaimed album Elastic City, this New York City-based quartet led by clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh (also of Silk Road Ensemble fame) brings its virtuosity to the Aga Khan Museum after wowing audiences in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Western classical music, jazz, and the music of Syria are balanced in Elastic City. Azmeh’s clarinet soars and weaves with Kyle Sanna’s guitar, energized by John Hadfield on percussion and Petros Klampanis on double bass.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Monsoon-Music
Saturday, November 7

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Saturday, December 12


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NOW OPEN: Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys
Nov
21
to Mar 27

NOW OPEN: Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys

Prepare yourself for a journey through memory and imagination with this remarkable installation piece by acclaimed Iranian photographer, poet, and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Organized by the Aga Khan Museum.

Co-Curators
Amirali Alibhai is the Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum.
Peter Scarlet is a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City.

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World Monuments and the Protection of the World’s Architectural Treasures
Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

World Monuments and the Protection of the World’s Architectural Treasures

Don’t miss this illustrated talk by George McNeely, Vice President for International Affairs at World Monuments Fund (WMF). Through images and stories, McNeely offers an insider’s view of the complexities and challenges of preserving some of the world’s spectacular architectural landmarks for future generations.

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Arab Jazz Series: Monsoon-Music
Nov
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Arab Jazz Series: Monsoon-Music

Worldly grooves, Indian classical traditions, and jazz combine in the captivating music of Monsoon, a collective of Canadian musicians bridging the cultural traditions of East and West. Familiar to audiences at the Small World Music Festival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, and Indo-Jazz Festival, Monsoon fuses traditional instruments such as the bansuri and tabla with electric and acoustic basses, piano, and saxophone to create a distinctive sound that is equally fluent in the language of Indian Ragas and the language of jazz.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Kinan Azmeh City Band
Saturday, November 28

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Saturday, December 12


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Nov
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

George Sawa — Music in the Arab World: A Book of Songs

Egyptian-Canadian historian and musician George Sawa treats audiences to a talk and musical demonstration marking the recent publication of his Arabic Musical and Socio-Cultural Glossary of Kitab Al-Aghani (Book of Songs). Sawa’s Glossary provides extraordinary insight into the 10th-century compendium of poetry and music by Abu l-Faraj al-Isfahani.

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Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening
Oct
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening

At the crossroads of Eastern Europe and western Asia lies Azerbaijan, the home country of internationally-acclaimed composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh whose music inspires The Oyan! Project (Awakening). “Crossroads” also describes this unique performance, which is a multi-disciplinary collaboration teaming Ali-Zadeh with renowned dancer/choreographer Sashar Zarif and international musicians. Portraying a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through the body, mind, and emotions, Oyan! is a contemporary investigation of Mugham, a devotional integrated practice of poetry, music, and dance.

The Oyan! Project will also be performing Saturday, October 24, 8 pm

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The Art of Islamic Manuscript Illumination
Oct
25
to Nov 29

The Art of Islamic Manuscript Illumination

Six-week Course starting October 25
Sundays, 12–3 pm

Enjoy Sunday afternoons at the Museum with artist and educator Unaiza Karim. Study the floral forms decorating manuscripts in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, and learn a range of free-hand and guided drawing and painting techniques to create fluid designs and motifs!

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Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening
Oct
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening

At the crossroads of Eastern Europe and western Asia lies Azerbaijan, the home country of internationally-acclaimed composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh whose music inspires The Oyan! Project (Awakening). “Crossroads” also describes this unique performance, which is a multi-disciplinary collaboration teaming Ali-Zadeh with renowned dancer/choreographer Sashar Zarif and international musicians. Portraying a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through the body, mind, and emotions, Oyan! is a contemporary investigation of Mugham, a devotional integrated practice of poetry, music, and dance.

The Oyan! Project will also be performing Sunday, October 25, 2 pm

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