Question the notion of man-made borders in nature by examining the plight of the Kelaynak with a poetic installation by Hakan Topal.
IMAGE? The Power of the Visual explores image-making over the centuries through the lens of historic and contemporary artworks from diverse Muslim cultures.
The Aga Khan Museum Camps return this summer, welcoming kids on-site and virtually to make art, friendship, and explore the power of image.
Learn about upcoming performances, lectures, events, and more at the Aga Khan Museum
Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions about what we’re doing to make your next visit safe, enjoyable, and uplifting.
Friday, August 12
OPEN: 10:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 13
OPEN: 10:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14
OPEN : 10:00 AM — 5:30 PM
The Aga Khan Museum has three primary exhibition spaces. On the first floor, the Collections Gallery and Bellerive Room are dedicated to showcasing the Museum’s Permanent Collection. In the Collections Gallery, visitors can enjoy rotating displays of nearly 200 masterpieces reflecting a broad range of artistic styles and representing more than ten centuries of human history. In the Bellerive Room, visitors are invited to explore selections from the impressive ceramic collection of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and Princess Catherine Aga Khan.
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On the second floor, the Aga Khan Museum presents several special exhibitions each year that feature works from the Museum alongside art from partner museums and installations by contemporary artists. These displays are complemented by performing arts programs, lectures, and workshops.Explore Exhibitions
Showing April 9–September 5, 2022. Location: 2nd Floor Temporary Exhibition Gallery
In the age of visual overload, how do we remind ourselves of the deeper meaning and power that images have held throughout history?
On display from May–October, 2022
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop” — Jalal al-Din Rumi
Nov 17, 2021 - Jun 20, 2022
The Museum Collection Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the artistic achievements and lasting legacies of Muslim civilizations between the 9th and 19th centuries.
Apr 15, 2022 - Jun 05, 2022
Cocks do not fight for their household gods, for the monuments of their ancestors, for glory, for liberty or for the safety of their children, but only because one will not give way to the other.
The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The core of its Permanent Collection — spanning a vast geographic area from Spain and North Africa in the west, across the Middle East, to South Asia and China in the east — was assembled by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003), uncle of His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Prince Sadruddin began acquiring works of art in the 1950s while studying at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Princess Catherine Aga Khan, he continued to collect throughout his lifetime. His Highness the Aga Khan and his family have supported and expanded Prince Sadruddin’s collection since his death. Today, it represents the foundation of North America’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts, where it is enhanced by superb objects from the private collections of Prince Amyn and His Highness the Aga Khan as well as new acquisitions, special exhibitions, and a rich roster of performances and public programs.
Digitizing the Aga Khan Museum Collection
Working to enhance scholarship and provide public access to the Aga Khan Museum Collection, the Aga Khan Museum launched a digitization project in 2017.
Each year, the Museum’s curators, along with scholars worldwide, have researched and updated knowledge about objects in the Permanent Collection. New and revised Collection entries, often accompanied by suggested reading materials, are shared on the Aga Khan Museum’s website as part of this ongoing project.
The Aga Khan Museum provides engaging opportunities for lifelong learning for people of diverse ages and interests. Our educational programs are based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions, and performing arts programs, and focus on the promotion of pluralism, the history and diversity of Muslim civilizations, and their contributions to artistic, scientific, and intellectual development of our shared world heritage.
Renowned speakers, educators, and artists engage audiences in a variety of forums — from hands-on school programs to lectures, studio workshops, and tours. With a constantly changing roster of programs, events, and exhibitions, there’s always something to discover for curious people of all ages.More
Performing arts and the material arts of Muslim civilizations have mutually inspired and informed each other for more than 1,400 years. A variety of Programs, showcasing local and international musicians, dancers, and other performers, generate creativity and the sharing of ideas. At the Aga Khan Museum, artists perform, collaborate, create, and inspire audiences through Programs that include showcase performances, classes and workshops, films, panel discussions, lectures, and even public jam sessions.
The Aga Khan Museum has a strong educational vocation. As an educational institution, the Museum presents insights on the history of Muslim civilizations through thought-provoking activities and events. Talks, tours, readings and gallery programs offer a unique opportunity to interact with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and experts.More
From works by new and emergent young media artists, to master musicians who have toured the world — explore highlights from select programming hosted on-stage at the Aga Khan Museum.
In an effort to continue to illuminate the arts and cultures of world civilizations, the Aga Khan Museum is proud to showcase highlights from select on-stage programming online for all to explore.Spark a curiosity for discovery, deepen your understanding of diversity, and discover the astonishing breadth and eloquence of performances that show the many ways in which cross-cultural dialogue can take place through the arts.See Videos
Whether your special event is large, small, private, or corporate, the Aga Khan Museum offers a variety of premium indoor and outdoor venues to choose from.
Located just 15-minutes from downtown Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum features stunning masterpieces of art with Pritzker Prize–winning design by architect Fumihiko Maki. Venues include a 335-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a collections gallery, a courtyard enclosed by glass and paved with geometric-patterned stonework, and more.
With its remarkable art, architecture, landscaping, and catering by Toronto’s celebrated and award-winning chef, Mark McEwan, the Aga Khan Museum is a picturesque, unique, and memorable space to hold your next extraordinary event.More
We know how important this day is to you and how long you’ve dreamed about it. This is why when you book your wedding at the Aga Khan Museum, you’ll be paired with one of our professional and detail-oriented event planners to bring to life the exact, one-of-a-kind, wedding you’ve always imagined.
With a wide array of options available to make your day magical, you’ll have a variety of choices when it comes to your space, menu, décor, photo shoot locations, and more. You can even have a romantic outdoor tented wedding under the stars. Please inquire about our tent rental options.
Your wedding day should be a day for you to relax because everything is taken care of, which is why our events team has access to the city’s best planners, décor companies, and florists.More
The feel of a successful corporate event plays a large part in how attendees connect to the presented content and purpose of the gathering. With multiple options, on-site parking, and optional private gallery tours, the Aga Khan Museum is the ideal location for your next town hall meeting, seminar, dinner, reception, or training session.
Whether your group is large or small, you’ll find an assortment of suitable spaces to match the size of your team and your goals for the feel for your corporate event. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to meet your lighting, audio, and video needs.
With all of your preferences in mind, our events staff will help you take advantage of all the museum has to offer by creating a memorable and enjoyable corporate event for everyone involved.More
The Aga Khan Museum is renowned for its impressive architecture and pristine landscaping, making it the picture-perfect location for taking photos. Before your visit, please consult our photography guidelines to ensure the best possible experience for you and other guests.
Visitors to the Aga Khan Park are enthusiastically encouraged to take pictures while there. The Park is open seven days a week from dawn until dusk (closing at 10 pm from April 1 to October 31). Its formal gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, feature beautiful trees, manicured lawns, and five reflecting pools
Visitors can take photographs inside the Museum, but the use of flash is not allowed in the galleries. Selfie sticks and tripods are also prohibited in the galleries.
Photography is sometimes restricted in the second-floor gallery. Please read the signs or consult a Museum representative to see whether any temporary restrictions are in place.
Professional wedding or engagement photoshoots, using your photographer, can be booked in 90-minute blocks in the Park. A photo permit is required. Wedding photoshoots inside the Museum are only available if you have booked your wedding with us.
Please contact us at [email protected] for more details, so we can work with you to plan a memorable photoshoot that you will take pride in for a lifetime.
If your business or corporation is interested in shooting photographs or filming at the Museum or Park for commercial purposes, please send us an email for more information, contract & rates.