January 15-21, 2018

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On Now at the Aga Khan Museum — Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection

Dates

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 —

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Type

Exhibitions


Location

Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Drive

Accessible

Admission

$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors

Reception

Lecture: Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media, Sun, Nov 19, 2–4 pm (see below for details)


Daily Hours

MonMonday

N/A

TueTuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

WedWednesday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

ThuThursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

FriFriday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SatSaturday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SunSunday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Description

From lavish textiles and intricately patterned carpets to colourful paintings, polychrome Iznik wares, and precious inlaid metalwork: the world premiere of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection introduces Canadian and international audiences to a choice selection from one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic art.

Handpicked by Dr. Alessandro Bruschettini in conversation with Aga Khan Museum Curator Filiz Çakır Phillip, the objects showcased in the exhibition, numbering more than 40 and dating from the 13th to 17th centuries, demonstrate remarkable vibrancy, variety, and technical perfection and represent the essence of this rarely exhibited collection.

A feast for the eyes, Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection illuminates the noble art of collecting and the enduring appeal of Islamic masterworks.

Lecture: Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media

Sunday, November 19, 2–4 pm

How are creative algorithms and pixels connected to traditional Islamic art? During this engaging lecture, Dr. Laura U. Marks brings media art in touch with some of its Islamic “roots” in 10th-century Iraq, 16th-century Iran, and elsewhere, while also revealing the historical influences of Islamic art on European art.

$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors

https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/learn/event/creative-algorithms-islamic-art-digital-media

Image credits (in order of appearance): Aga Khan Museum exterior, photo by Janet Kimber (cover), installation photos all by Philip​ ​Castleton Photography with artworks courtesy​ ​of​ ​The Bruschettini​ ​Collection.

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