Join us for a truly unique, multi-sensory experience as the Aga Khan Museum transforms into a mesmerizing world of music celebrating the living traditions of the Muslim world and their interaction with other cultures through time and space.
Immersive musical soundscapes and video installations featuring music from the Mediterranean, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia combine with intimate displays of Middle Eastern instruments and related artifacts from the Museum’s Permanent Collection to invite visitors on a spellbinding journey of discovery. Spaces throughout the Museum — including the Bellerive Room, the Museum Collections, and even our Diwan restaurant — will come alive through and with music.
Listening to Art, Seeing Music offers ample opportunity to engage directly with musicians and musical traditions. At the heart of it all, in the Museum’s central courtyard, a Mongolian yurt — traditionally a warm communal gathering space and shelter from the elements — welcomes visitors to listen to live music, join musical conversations, experience stories of music-making, and share a cup of tea.
Musical Synthesis: Electrifying Traditional Music
Thursday, January 25, 1–2 pm
Listening to Art, Seeing Music with Amirali Alibhai
Tuesday, February 6, 6:30–7:30 pm
Singing as One: A Pathway to Pluralism
Thursday, February 8, 1–2 pm
Digital Music Creation for Youth
Sunday, February 11, 11 am–4 pm
Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan
Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21
Sephardic Music in the Mediterranean Soundscape
Sunday, February 25, 2–3 pm
Healing Power of Music: The Story of Musideum
Thursday, March 1, 1–2 pm
Resist/Coexist: Emerging Young Artists Exhibition
Sunday, March 4, 10 am–12 pm and Saturday, March 10, 4–6 pm
Rumi Canada: Sufi Whirling Meditation Session
Sunday, March 11, 10 am–12 pm
Saturday, March 31, 3:30–5:30 pm and Saturday, April 7, 3:30–5:30 pm
Music and Sound in the Muslim World
Wednesdays, April 11 to May 16, 6:30–8:30 pm