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2016 Performing Arts Season Launches January 23 at the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum’s 2016 performing arts program kicks off on Saturday, January 23 at 8 pm with a journey into the heart of Anatolia and Persia via the passionate poetry of Sultan Shah Khatayi. The first of the Museum’s Great Poets Series, the performance brings brothers Ali Riza and Hüseyin Albayrak together with the Montreal-based ensemble Constantinople.

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Meet Marvellous Creatures at the Aga Khan Museum

Just in time for summer, the Aga Khan Museum unveils the imaginative exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art. Magical creatures — from dragons, unicorns, and composite creatures to rainbow-coloured simurghs and shape-shifting demons — take centre stage in artworks spanning the 7th to 21st centuries.

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East Meets West: A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West opens June 6 at the Aga Khan Museum

Pairing luxurious textiles from Turkey, Iran, and Syria with richly detailed 17th-century paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters, the exhibition A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West opens June 6 at the Aga Khan Museum. Running until October 18, the exhibition features signature carpets and paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, supplemented by loans from the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; the Leiden Collection, New York; the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection, Toronto.

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