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Light Up the Dark 2022

Special Event

Light Up the Dark 2022

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 that celebrate different masterpieces in the Museum’s Collections — from a 400-year-old marble and sandstone fountain to lushly detailed manuscript paintings from 16th-century Iran. 


Watch the animations dance across the Museum's west façade as a captivating score composed by students at Humber College reveals the surprising interconnections between the cultures represented in the Museum's Collections and artistic traditions from around the world. 


Warm up with a comforting hot drink while you enjoy Pop-up Performances around the Museum and sample a selection of evening bites inspired by the flavours of South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa by Diwan, the Museum’s renowned restaurant.


Family Activities Over the Holidays

December 27–January 8


Make sure to stop by one of our free family activities to create your own unique work of art or register your little artist for a paid workshop or full-day camp. 
Learn more about our holiday programming 


Special extended hours

The Museum’s galleries will be open until 9 pm for the festivities. Seize this opportunity to explore the Museum's newest exhibition, Afghanistan My Love and the current Museum Collections rotation, Birds.


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 gallery is $10. Walk-in tickets to all galleries are free after 4 pm on Wednesday, December 28.


Look and listen for Pop-up Performances around the Museum at 6, 7, and 8 pm. 


Dhaivat Jani
December 27








Trained in the North Indian classical tradition, Dhaivat Jani is a tabla musician with more than 15 years of performing experience all over Canada. 


Meep Moop
December 28



Toronto-based singer and guitarist Meep Moop is a versatile vocalist with the ability to master an array of genres, from musical theatre to rock. She has the unique ability to adapt to different audiences through a repertoire that specializes in rock, reggae, pop, R&B, and indie from all decades. Along with the guitar, she plays piano, alto saxophone, ukulele, and drums. 


Kyler Mackenzie
December 29



Fusing Spanish, Celtic, and Slavic music on classical guitar, Kyler Mackenzie's musical journey began in Toronto and has since taken him worldwide. He has performed his take on the Modern Folk Fusion in Eastern Europe, France, and Portugal. 


The Golden Cage

June 11–November 13, 2022

Museum Collection | Birds

June, 2022–January, 2023

Afghanistan My Love

October 8, 2022–April 10, 2023

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