The Aga Khan Museum welcomes you back! | @AgaKhanMuseum

Toronto — July 20, 2021

Treat yourself to a joyous, fulfilling day of arts and culture at the Aga Khan Museum, which opens its doors to the public on Sunday, July 25. Aga Khan Museum Patrons will have the chance to enjoy advance access to the Museum on July 22, and Friends and Patrons will have advance access on July 23 and 24.

“I look forward to reimagining the Museum with a renewed focus on our audiences, their needs and expectations….As we are finally embarking on our journey back to ‘normalcy,’ the arts will have a crucial role to play in contributing to healing, well-being, and – most importantly – our reflections around how to build a better world post Covid,” says Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum.

Explore the ground-breaking and thought-provoking exhibitions and displays, including Remastered, Faig Ahmed: Dissolving Order, and the Bloom rotation of the Museum Collection. Be the first to see the fantastic new acquisition, Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE, a 30- square-foot, black LEGO®, Afrofuturistic vision of an ancient African capital, by Ghanaian- Torontonian artist Ekow Nimako, at the heart of our Permanent Gallery. Rekindle the child in you with State of Play – a contemporary art installation by artists Jenny Suddick and Anna Rose – all designed within a safe environment, with enhanced health and safety measures in place.

A brand-new exhibition, examines games and play from many angles, and features a video installation and a show-stopping hanging sculpture in the Atrium. The four-channel video installation shows a ball, stick, rope, and hoop. The hanging installation is a playful construction comprised of a panoply of plaything shapes. Both are as thought-provoking as they are fun and frivolous. Viewers will discover the transformative nature of games and be reminded that play and playfulness are often rich starting points for creativity.
Faig Ahmed: Dissolving Order (until Sept. 6, 2021) features the work of the acclaimed Azerbaijan-based artist, who takes a Salvador Dali-like approach to his country’s traditional hand-woven carpets.

The Museum, including all galleries, the Shop, and Diwan restaurant, welcomes visitors back, starting Sunday, July 25. Visiting hours are 10 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays to Sundays, through to and inclusive of Labour Day. It’s advised to book your visit in advance, but tickets may also be purchased on site pending capacity. Pay What You Can tickets are available from July 16 to August 2.

All the Museum’s current exhibitions and experiences are designed to reflect themes of resilience, hope, renewal, and human connection across cultures and differences.

Press release

For advance tickets:

For more information about hours, health protocols and tours:

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, has been established and developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Museum’s mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage while often reflecting, through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, how cultures connect with one another. Designed by architect Fumihiko Maki, the Museum shares a 6.8-hectare site with Toronto’s Ismaili Centre, which was designed by architect Charles Correa. The surrounding landscaped park was designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic.

Source: Press Release.

Author: Sujjawal Ahmad

Sujjawal is an invited blog author from Pakistan. He finds it extremely exciting to develop a deep love of cultures around the world. The stories that are about humanity, and emotion, that compel us as individuals, and connect our hearts and minds are the kinds of stories Sujjawal has always gravitated to, and the kinds he tells. He can be reached at:

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