Art exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum Canada showcases Syrian history, culture | ALMONITOR

Art exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum Canada showcases Syrian history, cultureAn exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is changing how its Western audience — and Syrians living in Canada — conceptualize Syria.

Aaron Schaffer for Al-Monitor – December 14, 2016

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is exhibiting more than 40 works of Syrian art in an attempt to raise awareness of the rich cultural and artistic histories of Syria. The exhibition, entitled “Syria: A Living History,” will be on display at the museum through late February.

Art exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum Canada showcases Syrian history, cultureThe exhibition was curated by Filiz Cakir Phillip, Aga Khan’s museum curator, and Nasser Rabbat, professor and director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ross Burns, an Australian historian who was the Australian ambassador to Syria and Lebanon from 1984 to 1987, worked with Phillip and Rabbat and contributed photography to the exhibition.

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