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Event – November 13 | Aga Khan Museum: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival: Himalaya Song

The Aga Khan Museum and Reel Asian co-present the Toronto premiere of Himalaya Song by Gingger Shankar (vocals/double violin), Dave Liang (piano/electronics), and Mridu Chandra (video and narration). This multimedia performance uses music, storytelling, and video to examine the Himalayas as they undergo major environmental and ecological change. Ticket price includes Gala reception and access…

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Event – November 12 | Aga Khan Museum: Objects of Desire

The Aga Khan Museum’s art historians present a lecture series introducing the arts of Muslim civilizations through the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Gain a new perspective on Aga Khan Museum’s Permanent Collection through this illustrated talk with Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, Dr. Ruba Kana’an. Free with admission! EVENT: Lecture – Objects of Desire with Dr. Ruba…

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Lonely Planet | Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre tops list of seven reasons to visit Toronto now

Dazzlingly white and playfully angular, the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre complex … showcases the intellectual, artistic and scientific accomplishments of the Islamic world. Pulling double duty, this $300-million project underscores Toronto’s multicultural reputation and the namesake benefactor’s pluralist agenda. Among the more than one thousand pieces, highlights include 16th-century paintings from the Persian…

Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre

Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, writes at Huffington Post’s Religion Blog. Toronto’s New Jewel: Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto Ancient and modern, traditional and forward-looking, stark and ornate, spiritual and practical: Contrasting adjectives aptly describe the brand-new Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Adjacent…

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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…

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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…