Established in 2014, Aga Khan Museum celebrates Muslim art and culture. First reactions to Aga Kahn often revolve around the size of the building and collection compared to Toronto's other favorite museums, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum.
However, what Aga misses in square footage is made up for in quality. The monolithic shed housing the collections is artwork worthy of celebration on its own. Yet, inside the permanent collection displays over 1,000 rare and priceless artifacts. Explore portraits, ceramics, textiles, manuscripts, musical instruments, and more representing over eleven centuries of history from China to the Iberian coast. Check out the calendar of special events to explore Syrian history and culture on a more personal level.
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