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Event – November 5 | Aga Khan Museum: Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East with Dr. Glenn Lowry

Dr. Glenn Lowry, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and a scholar of Islamic art, discusses the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with recent events in the Middle East. EVENT: Dr. Glenn Lowry –  Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East DATE: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 TIME: 9:00…

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Event – November 2 | Aga Khan Museum: Conferences & Symposia – The Artist’s Signature in Western and Islamic Art

What does the artist’s signature mean? This one-day international symposium featuring art historians Sheila Canby (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard University), Martin Kemp (Oxford University), and Amy Landau (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) raises questions about the meaning of signatures on works of art. Among the issues to be discussed are the individuality of…

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Mohamed Assani & Shahbaz Hussain accomplished Sitar and Tabla performers captivate audiences at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto. About Mohamed Assani  Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He plays sitar in the emotive style developed by the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, in which the sitar is made to emulate the human voice through…

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BizLive-Vietnam Post| Explore the 8 beautiful new museum in the world – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – this time we bring you a story carried by a Vietnamese newspaper that picks the 8 most beautiful museums. For the convenience of our readers we have provided Google translation for the excerpts. Explore the 8 beautiful new museum…

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Le Vife L’Express (Belgium) | 10 new museums with amazing architecture – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – the story carried in French by Le Vife L’Express, a newspaper in Belgium. For the convenience of our readers we provide Google translation. 10 new museums with amazing architecture Several new museums, architectural wonders, were opened in…

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Synergy: Simerg | The Garden of Ideas: An Example of Collaboration & Partnership – Aga Khan Museum, Artists & Corporate Sponsors

“The Garden of Ideas” is a collection of fascinating, inspiring and vibrant works of art by a team of six Pakistani artists in the gallery spaces inside the Aga Khan Museum as well as outside in the Park. The exhibition received a major boost when three international corporate sponsors stepped in with a generous donation. The three…

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara – Head, Communications & Marketing, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) Fayiaz Chunara is a resourceful and results-producing Communications Strategist with over 13 years of multiple award-winning experiences in the arts industry including museums and galleries. He combines an in-depth understanding of the arts and cultural sector with a track record of success…

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Event – October 21-26 | Aga Khan Museum: Tehreema Mitha

Dance soloist, choreographer, composer, producer – the multi-talented Tehreema Mitha will treat audiences to a variety of original programming, including a master class, a film screening and two showcase performances. Tehreema Mitha is a classically trained Pakistani dance soloist, choreographer, composer and producer. Her dance form, although inspired by the South Asian classical Bharatanatyam tradition,…

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Aga Khan Museum | Screen Art Products installation of graphics for the “In Search of the Artist” exhibit

Screen Art Products installation of graphics at the temporary exhibition area of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. All the graphics were screen printed directly on the walls — Daniel Fobert All images copyright Ismailimail/ASJM Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani…

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The Huffington Post Religion | Toronto Welcomes Ismaili Center, Museum To Dispel Stereotypes About Islam

In opening the museum, Harper praised the Aga Khan, who “has greatly contributed to demystifying Islam, throughout the world, by stressing its social traditions of peace, of tolerance and of pluralism.” “The center creates an understanding of the values, ethics, culture and heritage of Ismaili Muslims,” a statement from Canada’s 90,000-strong Ismaili community said. Religion…

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Event – October 16-18 | Aga Khan Museum: Forms of Knowledge and Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art

Following the highly successful and stimulating HIAA Biennial Symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012, the executive board of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) agreed to hold its next symposium at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Occurring one month after the Aga Khan Museum’s opening, the Fourth Biennial Symposium…

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Event – October 19 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Landscape Architecture in Muslim Societies

The Ismaili Centre Toronto presents an informative and engaging lecture by Professor Hashim Sarkis.  Using his emphasis on the integration of architecture with urban and landscape settings, Hashim Sarkis will give a talk about landscape architecture and its influence on Muslim societies, highlighting his work with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. EVENT: Landscape Architecture in…

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Event – October 17 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU

Learn more about the current work and publications of Aga Khan University’s (AKU) Institute for the Study of  Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and the King’s Cross initiative, a major development of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in  London, UK. EVENT: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU DATE: Friday, October 17th, 2014…

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Archinect News | Reporting from [Aga Khan Museum] Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library

At the award gala held October 11 at the newly opened Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, there were two big surprises: the winning entry and the competition. First it seems amazing that such a small, modest building so far away could embody so many concepts we hold dear in Canada.  The design is resourceful, modest…

Wallpaper | Fumihiko Maki creates a minimalist, angular home for the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Wallpaper | Fumihiko Maki creates a minimalist, angular home for the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Every monumental museum is inspired by a great collection. In the case of the sparkling white-stone Aga Khan Museum, opening next week in the outskirts of Toronto, it’s the 1,000 Muslim texts, architectural elements, fountains, crystal, paintings and shahnameh, or epic poems, amassed by the holy leader of the Ismailis and his ancestors. When, in…

artlyst [London Art Network] | New Aga Khan Museum To Showcase Cultural Contributions of Muslim Civilisations

artlyst [London Art Network] | New Aga Khan Museum To Showcase Cultural Contributions of Muslim Civilisations

“We hope that this museum will contribute to a better understanding of the peoples of Islam in all of their religious, ethnic, linguistic, and social diversity.” – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, address during the opening ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto & Aga Khan Museum,…

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, at the opening of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Friday, September 12, 2014. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Times of India | Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto

 “I encourage Canadians coast-to-coast as well as international visitors to tour these architectural marvels. I am certain the Centre and Museum will help to promote spirituality and deepen religious and cultural understanding and respect in Canada.” –  Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking about the significance of the two new additions to Canada during the opening ceremony…

House & Home | The Aga Khan Museum

North America’s first-ever museum of Islamic art, the Aga Khan Museum, opened in Toronto last month to major critical acclaim. The museum highlights the diversity and history of Islamic culture through an impressive collection of textiles, ceramics, paintings and stone and metal work. Even if you’re not a museum person, the site itself is worth…