Saturday, December 28, 2019

Light Up the Dark at the Aga Khan Museum

A bright panorama of designs, decorations and artworks are projected along the outer facade of the museum at 77 Wynford Drive in Toronto as Light Up the Dark special event returns for another year. You can only see the free show for three nights only from December 27-29, 2019 from 6-9pm.

The museum becomes the canvas for a slide and video show of epic proportions. Music by Sina Bathaie plays along with the projections while inside you can warm up from the winter's cold and enjoy free pop-up performances, grab some food and drink and view the collection galleries for free while the museum extends its hours during the event. For an extra $10 you can also explore exhibitions like Caravans of Gold and Fragments in Time.

The museums website says; "The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The core of its Permanent Collection — spanning a vast geographic area from Spain and North Africa in the west, across the Middle East, to South Asia and China in the east — was assembled by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003), uncle of His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Prince Sadruddin began acquiring works of art in the 1950s while studying at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Princess Catherine Aga Khan, he continued to collect throughout his lifetime. His Highness the Aga Khan and his family have supported and expanded Prince Sadruddin’s collection since his death. Today, it represents the foundation of North America’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts, where it is enhanced by superb objects from the private collections of Prince Amyn and His Highness the Aga Khan as well as new acquisitions, special exhibitions, and a rich roster of performances and public programs."

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