The Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON, M3C 1K1 Canada
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Sep 28 - Dec 21 2017
From lavish textiles and intricately patterned carpets to colourful paintings, polychrome Iznik wares, and precious inlaid metalwork: the world premiere of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection introduces Canadian and international audiences to a choice selection from one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic art.
from Jun 22 2017 to Jan 01 2018
What can an ancient Roman carving from the Museum’s Collection, reused and repurposed throughout time, tell us about being Canadian? The answers lie HERE. Experience Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting, and sculpture that convey the diversity of more than 20 artists. Think differently about identity this summer, and join us in celebrating Canada’s 150 years as a nation.
from Sep 23 2017 to Jan 21 2018
The Bruschettini Collection is world-renowned for its Islamic art. This special exhibition will showcase a fascinating selection of 13th- to 17th-century carpets, textiles, polychrome Iznik wares, paintings, and precious inlaid metalwork chosen from the collection, revealing the enduring appeal of Islamic masterpieces. Handpicked by Alessandro Bruschettini in conversation with Aga Khan Museum curator Filiz Çakır Phillip, this impressive array of works, each equally astonishing in vibrancy and technical perfection, has origins spanning the Islamic world, from China to Spain. Bruschettini’s ongoing love of seeking out exquisite examples of such art represents the epitome of the collecting spirit and the essence of the collection. Visitors will experience the extraordinary aesthetics of Islamic art and be introduced to one of its most perceptive collectors.