Jan 20 2018 to Apr 22 2018

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.


RELATED PROGRAMMING

AFTERNOON LECTURE
Musical Synthesis: Electrifying Traditional Music

Thursday, January 25, 1–2 pm

CURATOR’S TOUR
Listening to Art, Seeing Music with Amirali Alibhai

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30–7:30 pm

AFTERNOON LECTURE
Singing as One: A Pathway to Pluralism

Thursday, February 8, 1–2 pm

WORKSHOP
Digital Music Creation for Youth

Sunday, February 11, 11 am–4 pm

SPECIAL EVENT
Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan

Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21

LECTURE
Sephardic Music in the Mediterranean Soundscape

Sunday, February 25, 2–3 pm

AFTERNOON LECTURE
Healing Power of Music: The Story of Musideum

Thursday, March 1, 1–2 pm

SPECIAL EVENT
Resist/Coexist: Emerging Young Artists Exhibition

Sunday, March 4, 10 am–12 pm and Saturday, March 10, 4–6 pm

SPECIAL EVENT
Rumi Canada: Sufi Whirling Meditation Session

Sunday, March 11, 10 am–12 pm

SPECIAL EVENT
Emerged

Saturday, March 31, 3:30–5:30 pm and Saturday, April 7, 3:30–5:30 pm

COURSE
Music and Sound in the Muslim World

Wednesdays, April 11 to May 16, 6:30–8:30 pm