Light Up the Dark 2023

Special Event

Light Up the Dark 2023

Date: December 27–29, 6:30–9 pm
Price: FREE

Watch the stunning exterior of the Aga Khan Museum come to life with mesmerizing light projections created by a group of OCAD University students and graduates.


Light Up the Dark returns to the Museum with animations inspired by masterpieces in the Museum Collections as well as the current temporary exhibition by British artist Shezad Dawood, Night in the Garden of Love Inspired by and Featuring Yusef Lateef.


NOTE: The animation runs on a 27 minute loop and repeats all evening.  


Ten students were involved in the creation of the animations and each one is approximately two minutes long. The animations are underscored by tracks by Yusuf Lateef, whose music also inspired their creativity, resulting in a unique tapestry of varying executions by each artist.


Immerse yourself in free Pop-up Performances throughout the Museum and savour a comforting hot drink as you sample a variety of evening bites inspired by the flavours of South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, available for purchase from Diwan, the Museum’s renowned restaurant.


Learn more about this year's TD Pop-up Performances


Special extended hours

The Museum’s galleries will be open until 9 pm for the festivities. 


Light Up the Dark runs December 27 to 29 from 6:30 to 9 pm. Enjoy the outdoor projections for free. Starting at 6 pm, walk-in admission to our Collections Gallery is free, and admission to our Temporary Exhibitions Gallery is $10. Walk-in tickets to all galleries are free after 4 pm on Wednesday, December 27, as part of BMO Free Wednesdays.


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Holidays at the Museum


From December 27 to January 7, get creative with engaging workshops and activities for the whole family. Watch your name transform into a work of art with calligraphy in the Atrium, make your own paper, or even design and decorate a tote bag! 


Learn more about the holiday workshops and activities


How to get here

Light Up the Dark: TD Pop-up Performances

December 27–29, 2023

Family Activities and Workshops
Holidays at the Museum

December 27, 2023–January 7, 2024

Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love Inspired by and featuring Yusef Lateef

November 10, 2023–May 5, 2024

Presented in partnership with

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


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