The Aga Khan Museum is proud to announce an ambitious winter 2018 performing arts season between January 12 and April 29, filled with some of the most ground-breaking and thought-provoking performers working today. Their unique status comes from the distinct ways in which they combine a deep love for their artistic traditions with fearless innovation.
Following a wildly successful Anniversary Lecture with religious commentator and scholar Karen Armstrong, the Aga Khan Museum officially launches its fall educational programming on October 7. New this season, an Authors Series brings writers and readers together, exploring fiction (through Nazneen Sheikh’s riveting tale of war and art theft, The Place of Shining Light); 10th-century Arab music and poetry (in a Glossary animated by historian-musician George Sawa); and Shi’a visual culture (through essays edited by British Museum curator Fahmida Suleman).
The Aga Khan Museum is delighted to announce a diverse fall performing arts season with musical “conversations” that explore and celebrate the connections among Canada’s many cultures while also showcasing global talent. This exciting season of music and dance includes spectacular world premiere and North American premiere performances featuring, among others, Indigenous, Arabic, Malian, and Afghan artists, and is presented in two series: Conversation Nation and Global Conversations.
The Aga Khan Museum announces the installation of three sculptures from acclaimed Iranian-Canadian artist Parviz Tanavoli in the Aga Khan Park on August 22 and 23, 2016. The sculptures will be on display until April 2017 and will be open to the public as a free exhibition in the Aga Khan Park.
The Aga Khan Museum is proud to offer a family-friendly season of free, open-air, international music and dance performances, as well as interactive dance workshops, all featuring local artists expressing their global heritage, and all on the Museum grounds.