TIME IS GETTING SHORT TO SEE A SPECTACULAR COLLECTION OF CARPETS AT THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM

“Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art” from the Bruschettini Collection continues until January 21/2018 at the Aga Khan Museum. The more than 40 objects in the exhibition date from the 13th to 17th centuries, and include a large number of remarkable carpets.

The Bruschettini Collection is one of the most important private collections of Islamic Art in the world.

    <Photos by Philip Castleton Photography>

The Aga Khan Museum is located at 77 Wynford Drive, reachable by the Don Valley Parkway, or one light north of Eglinton Avenue, off Don Mills Road. – https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

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CHARLES CORREA’S ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE NOW SHARES SPACE WITH THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM

ISMAILICENTRE4The new Ismaili Centre for TORONTO’s Islamic community has risen adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive. Indian firm Charles Correa Associates designed the cultural centre in partnership with TORONTO’s Moriyama & Teshima Architects. It sits in a seven-hectare park designed by Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic.

ISMAILICENTRE2Panes of translucent glass diffuse bright sunlight during the day, and allow the dome to glow at night. The dome will no doubt become a landmark beacon to drivers on the nearby Don Valley Parkway.

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