Enjoy a special opportunity to engage with a theatre project in process!

Noor, a contemporary examination of Rumi and his muse, Shams, is a new work by young playwright Erum Khan about the navigation of identities here and now. It’s the story of the 17-year-old titular character’s journey through the end of adolescence, Islamic faith, and fraught relationships with friends and family. Directed by Erin Brubacher, the production combines live music by renowned sitarist Anwar Khurshid and Toronto-based electronic duo LAL.

Observe the play in development and rehearsals taking place inside the Mongolian yurt in the Museum’s courtyard.


Through performance projects, Generous Friend seeks to create worlds that reflect the current and fluid social, political, and cultural landscape in Canada.


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EXHIBITION
Listening to Art, Seeing Music

Saturday, January 20 to Sunday, April 22

AFTERNOON LECTURE
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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
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Sunday, February 11, 11 am–4 pm

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

COURSE
Music and Sound in the Muslim World

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


Photo by Khadeeja Sajid

Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan

Free with Museum admission