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Aga Khan Museum Journeys the World in its 2016 Performing Arts Season

The Aga Khan Museum’s 2016 Performing Arts season kicks off this September with a focus on the sights and sounds of international music traditions. Until December 2016, more than 10 different showcase performances of music and dance, one live theatrical performance, and three films — along with a three-day flamenco festival — celebrate the artistry and talent of artists from such countries as India, Italy, Spain, and Syria.

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Aga Khan Museum Launches International Roster of Fall Education Programs

Following a wildly successful Anniversary Lecture with religious commentator and scholar Karen Armstrong, the Aga Khan Museum officially launches its fall educational programming on October 7. New this season, an Authors Series brings writers and readers together, exploring fiction (through Nazneen Sheikh’s riveting tale of war and art theft, The Place of Shining Light); 10th-century Arab music and poetry (in a Glossary animated by historian-musician George Sawa); and Shi’a visual culture (through essays edited by British Museum curator Fahmida Suleman).

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Aga Khan Museum Exhibition Illuminates Syria’s Rich and Diverse Contributions to World Heritage over 5,000 Years

The Aga Khan Museum will open its exhibition Syria: A Living History on October 15, 2016. The exhibition brings together over 5,000 years of art highlighting the contributions that the diverse cultures within Syria — Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Ottoman, and Arab — have made to world heritage. The exhibition, which represents collaboration between eight international museums and private collections, will run through February 27, 2017.

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Aga Khan Museum Welcomes the World in its 2015-16 Performing Arts Season

The Aga Khan Museum is proud to announce the launch of its second Performing Arts Season. Between September 26 and December 12, a dozen performances of music and dance, one play, and three films will be showcased in the Museum’s stunning auditorium, giving Toronto audiences the extraordinary opportunity to experience work from Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Syria, and Canada.

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