Curbed National | 5 Amazing New Exhibit Spaces to Add to Your Museum Radar: Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum · Fumihiko Maki · Toronto, Canada

Opened in September 2014, Toronto’s new Aga Khan Museum for Islamic art is the first North American museum devoted to the subject. The grounds include an angular structure clad in white granite, reflection pools, and park space designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. The main building, organized around a central courtyard with patterned screens, includes galleries, educational spaces, an auditorium, and a restaurant.

Aga Khan Museum: 5 Amazing New Exhibit Spaces to Add to Your Museum Radar (Image via Curbed National)
Aga Khan Museum: 5 Amazing New Exhibit Spaces to Add to Your Museum Radar (Image via Curbed National)

5 Amazing New Exhibit Spaces to Add to Your Museum Radar
By Jenny Xie for Curbed. Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

With International Museum Day (May 18) just behind us, it’s as good a time as ever to celebrate the splendid new museums that will be enlightening the public in wondrous ways. While there was much hullabaloo around various starchitect-designed museums, such as Frank Gehry’s Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris or the new Whitney Museum in New York City, the past year also saw the opening of a host of other exciting new exhibition spaces, dedicated to showcasing everything from archeology and Islamic art to glass masterpieces and the history of tea. Come along, grab a pen, and jot these gems down for your next knowledge-boosting adventure.

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