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Sanctuary with Dr. Michael Chagnon


Sanctuary with Dr. Michael Chagnon

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6 pm

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Discover how many voices, including 36 artists from around the world, have come together to create a space dedicated to the concept of sanctuary. On this tour of the exhibition Sanctuary with Aga Khan Museum Curator Dr. Michael Chagnon, you’ll hear how the artists created rugs to explore the concept, whether its meaning to them is safe haven, sacred space, or something entirely unique.




Dr. Michael Chagnon joined the Aga Khan Museum as Curator in May 2019. A specialist of painting and the arts of the book of the early modern Persianate sphere, he has held curatorial positions at Japan Society in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Dr. Chagnon’s substantial teaching experience includes a recent graduate seminar on Persianate painting at Columbia University, New York. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 2015.



Mar 21, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020


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