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EXHIBITIONS

The Aga Khan Museum has three primary exhibition spaces. On the first floor, the Collections Gallery and Bellerive Room are dedicated to showcasing the Museum’s Permanent Collection. In the Collections Gallery, visitors can enjoy rotating displays of nearly 200 masterpieces reflecting a broad range of artistic styles and representing more than ten centuries of human history. In the Bellerive Room, visitors are invited to explore selections from the impressive ceramic collection of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and Princess Catherine Aga Khan.

Click here to learn about the Museum's Collection.

On the second floor, the Aga Khan Museum presents several special exhibitions each year that feature works from the Museum alongside art from partner museums and installations by contemporary artists. These displays are complemented by performing arts programs, lectures, and workshops.

Collections

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.

Learn

The Aga Khan Museum provides engaging opportunities for lifelong learning for people of diverse ages and interests. Our educational programs are based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions, and performing arts programs, and focus on the promotion of pluralism, the history and diversity of Muslim civilizations, and their contributions to artistic, scientific, and intellectual development of our shared world heritage.

Renowned speakers, educators, and artists engage audiences in a variety of forums — from hands-on school programs to lectures, studio workshops, and tours. With a constantly changing roster of programs, events, and exhibitions, there’s always something to discover for curious people of all ages.

PERFORMING ARTS
 

Performing arts and the material arts of Muslim civilizations have mutually inspired and informed each other for more than 1,400 years. A variety of Programs, showcasing local and international musicians, dancers, and other performers, generate creativity and the sharing of ideas. At the Aga Khan Museum, artists perform, collaborate, create, and inspire audiences through Programs that include showcase performances, classes and workshops, films, panel discussions, lectures, and even public jam sessions.

The Aga Khan Museum has a strong educational vocation. As an educational institution, the Museum presents insights on the history of Muslim civilizations through thought-provoking activities and events. Talks, tours, readings and gallery programs offer a unique opportunity to interact with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and experts.

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POP-UP PERFORMANCES

POP-UP

Enjoy informal performances by talented local artists in the Museum’s public spaces and galleries. For this year's line-up, click here.
Our free Pop-Up Performances are generally scheduled for:
Wednesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 3 pm

From works by new and emergent young media artists, to master musicians who have toured the world — explore highlights from select programming hosted on-stage at the Aga Khan Museum.

In an effort to continue to illuminate the arts and cultures of world civilizations, the Aga Khan Museum is proud to showcase highlights from select on-stage programming online for all to explore.Spark a curiosity for discovery, deepen your understanding of diversity, and discover the astonishing breadth and eloquence of performances that show the many ways in which cross-cultural dialogue can take place through the arts.

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JOIN & SUPPORT
 

Through the ongoing commitment of its generous Supporters and Donors, the Aga Khan Museum is able to present programming and events that explore the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Supporters and Donors enable Aga Khan Museum visitors from around the world to journey across cultures, continents, and time. Through its diverse Permanent Collection of objects and its ever-changing roster of innovative programs, the Museum offers a portal to discover the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations.

By joining the group of Aga Khan Museum Supporters, you receive a wide range of exclusive benefits that offer a greater level of engagement with the Museum and its curators. You get invited to special exhibition previews and events. You get to be the first to know about upcoming programming as well as enjoy privileges at the Museum Shop and Diwan Restaurant.

Become an Aga Khan Museum Supporter by joining one of the following Support Categories:
1) Friends
2) Patrons (including Young Patrons)
3) Corporate Patrons

In addition to numerous Supporters, who Join and Renew their Support on an annual basis, the Aga Khan Museum also welcomes Donors. Many of the Museums Supporters do both – Join & Support and Donate.

Canadian and International residents pay their contributions in Canadian Dollars. Friends of the Museum at the Sustaining level and above receive a Canadian tax receipt, issued for the amount contributed less the value of privileges/benefits (referred to as the Advantage Amount).


Donate: Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.


Tax Information for U.S.A. Residents:


Through a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., American donors and Friends at the Patron level and above are eligible to receive a U.S. tax receipt.

U.S.A. residents may deduct their donations to domestic organizations that distribute funds to charities in foreign countries, as long as the U.S.A. organization controls the distribution of the funds. Through an agreement between Aga Khan Museum and Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., donors to the Aga Khan Museum through the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. are granted full Support privileges/benefits with the Aga Khan Museum.

Join/Support: By joining as a Friend of the Aga Khan Museum, you receive privileges/benefits that enable you to closely engage with the activities of the Museum. These privileges/benefits are valid for one year and can be renewed annually.


Donate: When you Donate, you make a one-time charitable donation but do not receive the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Museum.


Many of our Supporters Join & Support as well as Donate at the same time.

We offer a discounted National/International rate ($50) for Friends living 100 km+ from Toronto/outside the M and L postal codes, since they are not able to use their benefits as often as GTA residents.

Private Events

Book your Special Event at the Aga Khan Museum

With its unique art, architecture, landscaping onsite parking, and catering by Chef Mark McEwan, the Aga Khan Museum is an exceptional place to hold corporate and private events in Toronto.

Set in a landscaped park, the Aga Khan Museum combines masterpieces of art with Pritzker Prize–winning design from architect Fumihiko Maki, creating a unique space to host corporate and private events.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum features a wide range of spaces, including a 335-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a collections gallery, and a courtyard enclosed by glass and paved with geometric-patterned stonework.

EVENTS TEAM

Event Inquiries
private.events@agakhanmuseum.org
416-646-4671

Delros Fung
Event Sales & Account Manager
delros.fung@akdn.org

Sonia Borkar
Wedding Specialist
sonia.borkar@akdn.org

Jamica Andani
Event Sales & Account Manager
jamica.andani@agakhanmuseum.org

Lisa Wilson-Lall
Commercial Director
lisa.wilson-lall@akdn.org

Indoor Space Size/Capacity Primary Use
Auditorium 335 people seated Live theatre, film, music, performances, presentations, seminars, ceremonies, conferences, concerts
Lapis Lounge 80 people standing Private and social events, receptions, presentations
Lapis Saloon 80 people standing (in each lobby) Corporate and social events, receptions, presentations
Bellerive Room 750 sq. ft.
60 people standing
40 people seated
Receptions, presentations, private dining
Atrium & Courtyard 2,700 sq. ft.
400 people standing (atrium)
180 people seated (atrium)
Casual events, private dining, receptions
Patrons’ Lounge 680 sq. ft.
34 people standing
24 people seated
Private dining, meetings, ceremonies, cocktails
Diwan & Patio
(fully licensed)
1,600 sq. ft.
120 people standing
100 people seated
Private dining, receptions
Diwan & Terrace 200 people Weddings, private dinners
Atrium & Auditorium 350 people Film releases, presentations
seminars, receptions
Full Museum Buyout 350+ people Casual and social events,
private dining, receptions

We offer Park exclusive buyouts. Pricing and guidelines available upon request.

Outdoor Space Size/Capacity Primary Use
Formal Gardens 220 people seated Wedding ceremonies, concerts, large-scale receptions
Please inquire about tenting availability
Aga Khan Park Please inquire Wedding ceremonies, concerts, large-scale receptions
Please inquire about tenting availability
Courtyard 225 seated or standing Casual events, private dining, receptions,
daytime wedding ceremonies (3 hours maximum)

Aga Khan Museum Floorplan

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AKM Floorplan 2
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ADDRESS

77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1

PHONE

416.646.4677

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