Skip to main content
Opening times this week:
Closed today
Except holiday Mondays
10 am - 5:30 pm
10 am - 8 pm
BMO Free Wednesdays 4 – 8 pm
10 am - 5:30 pm
10 am - 5:30 pm
10 am - 5:30 pm
10 am - 5:30 pm

Site Navigation

Curator Conversation: The Wagner Garden Carpet with Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip

Enter an oasis abundant with wildlife and lush vegetation on a video exploration of the Wagner Garden Carpet. With Museum Curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip as your guide, discover how concepts of paradise are woven into every inch of this 17th-century Iranian masterwork.

On loan from the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland, the Wagner Garden Carpet is currently on display in our first-floor Collections Gallery, where it made its Canadian debut earlier this year. But with the Museum temporarily closed, art lovers have had to wait to gaze upon the four-by-five-meter carpet up close.

That is, until now. Join Dr. Çakır Phillip as she pores over the intricate patterns and potent symbolism of the Wagner Garden Carpet.