Aga Khan Museum Calendar
Be sure to catch an exhibition of work produced during this extraordinary workshop, in which 20 students learn a new language that will last a lifetime! Come for a sneak peek at the Museum, or visit the Ismaili Centre, Toronto this May for the full exhibition. Check this page for the latest details.
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.
Kids, make your next PD Day extra special. Spend a day exploring the Museum, and creating your own art to take home with you!
PD Day Camps will also be taking place on February 12 and June 10. Click on the "Learn More" button for more information.
Join Head of Performing Arts Amirali Alibhai for a fascinating tour of Abbas Kiarostami: Doors without Keys!
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)
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
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.
Nayrouz Abu Hatoum of York University takes a visual anthropologist’s perspective on the many ways that Palestinian and Israeli artists engage with the Separation Wall.
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.
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
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!
Join Ruba Kana’an, the Aga Khan Museum’s Head of Education & Scholarly Programs, as she explores a rare illustrated manuscript from the Aga Khan Museum Permanent Collection.
We are proud to host the closing keynote lecture of the American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Symposium XVII, delivered by British Museum curator, researcher, and historian Dr. Michael D. Willis.