Doha: Following its success at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha in 2015, the internationally acclaimed exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art has launched in Toronto, Canada, and will be on show at the Aga Khan Museum till September 11, 2016.
The exhibition, developed and produced originally in Qatar by the Museum of Islamic Art, focuses on the real and mythical animals that appear in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. The Marvellous Creatures exhibition has been expanded in Toronto, and includes additional works from the Aga Khan Museum Collection, loans from international private and public institutions, and a contemporary installation by Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki.
“We are proud to be bringing this magical exhibition to a new audience of art lovers in Toronto for the first time.” –Shaika Nasser Al Nassr, Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Islamic Art
Divided into the natural quadrants of fire, air, earth, and water, these magical creatures take centre stage in artworks on show at the museum, spanning the 7th to 21st centuries, and introduce well-known and beloved classic fables from the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian subcontinent, including Kalila wa Dimna, the Shahnameh, and One Thousand and One Nights.
More at the source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/news