Rosemary Ganley: Museum shares Islamic art, culture and history

Rosemary Ganley: Museum shares Islamic art, culture and historyMy good friend Cathy works for the federal Department of Canadian Heritage and has a wide, deep cultural knowledge, so when she suggests a meaningful outing, I’m in for it.

Couldn’t have been more timely, our day recently at the Aga Khan Museum, just off the Don Valley Parkway. A serene, tasteful and subtle complex, open only a few months now, it celebrates all things Muslim, built on a choice site in Toronto.

On 17 acres, on a North York hillside with a view of the CN Tower, it is two structures: One is the Museum itself, and the other the Ismaili Centre for Learning. Between the two, elegant, understated buildings are five huge black reflecting pools of water in a welcoming treed park.

It begs the visitor to sit and meditate.

More at the source: Rosemary Ganley | Peterborough Examiner | July 14, 2016

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