Friday, May 13, 2016

MIA’s Marvellous Creatures travels to Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Doha: Following its success at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha in 2015, the internationally acclaimed exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art has launched in Toronto, Canada, and will be on show at the Aga Khan Museum till September 11, 2016.

The exhibition, developed and produced originally in Qatar by the Museum of Islamic Art, focuses on the real and mythical animals that appear in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. The Marvellous Creatures exhibition has been expanded in Toronto, and includes additional works from the Aga Khan Museum Collection, loans from international private and public institutions, and a contemporary installation by Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki.

Divided into the natural quadrants of fire, air, earth, and water, these magical creatures take centre stage in artworks on show at the museum, spanning the 7th to 21st centuries, and introduce well-known and beloved classic fables from the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian subcontinent, including Kalila wa Dimna, the Shahnameh, and One Thousand and One Nights.

(Photo: Janet Kimber / Aga Khan Museum)

The wide variety of objects presented in the Marvellous Creatures exhibition – including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork – demonstrate the enduring appeal of these characters and stories across diverse cultures and generations. The illustrations and motifs seen in the exhibition reflect the diversity of Islamic art production.

Commenting on the exhibition launch, Shaika Nasser Al Nassr, Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Islamic Art, said:

“We are proud to be bringing this magical exhibition to a new audience of art lovers in Toronto for the first time. The timeless tales highlighted in the exhibition will appeal to people of all different cultures all over the world. We hope that this exhibition successfully introduces these stories to a new audience, to create new opportunities for dialogue and exchange, to educate visitors on the breadth of Islamic art production, and to help the world understand the essence of Qatar.”

(Photo: Janet Kimber / Aga Khan Museum)

“Whether you’re considering Aesop’s Fables or a Persian epic like the Shahnameh, Marvellous Creatures of all kinds play a powerful role in our collective imaginations,” says Director and CEO Henry Kim. “Animals are appealing at any age, yet they can also transmit wisdom across generations and cultures. This is a fascinating exhibition that will engage the whole family.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Aga Khan Museum will be hosting a series family-friendly activities, including two day long camps for children, a “build-your-own creature” station, and a family storybook reading corner.



Thanks for visiting our website. Like our FB pages and subscribe for daily updates; you can comment on the above post bellow ↓with your Google id or Facebook id – Thank you for your time..☺


‎لطیفے اور شاعری‎
Facebook group · 8,142 members
Join Group
یہ گروپ آپ سب کے لئے ہے۔ پوسٹ کیجئے اور بحث کیجئے۔۔۔۔۔ اپنی آواز دوسروں تک پہنچائے۔۔۔اور ہاں گروپ کو بڑا کرنے کے لئے اپنے دوستوں کو بھی گروپ میں دعو...

All Categories

Aaj Kamran Khan ke Saath Aamir Liaquat Hussain Aapas ki Bat NajamSethi Abdul Qadir Hassan AchiBaatain Afghanistan Aga Khan University Hospital AirLineJobs Allama Iqbal America Amjad Islam Amjad Anjum Niaz Ansar Abbasi APP Aqwal Zareen Articles Ayat-e-Qurani Ayaz Amir Balochistan Balochistan Jobs Bank of Khyber Banking Best Quotes Biwi Jokes Blogger Tips Chaltay Chaltay by Shaheen Sehbai China Chitral Coca-Cola Coke Studio Columns CookingVideos Corporate News Corruption Crimes Dr Danish ARY Sawal Yeh Hai Dubai E-Books EBM Education Educational Jobs Emirates English #Quotes English Columns EnglishJokes Funny Photos Funny Talk Shows Funny Videos Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Videos Govt Jobs HabibJalibPoetry Hamid Mir Haroon Al-Rashid Hasb-e-Haal with Sohail Ahmed Hassan Nisar Hassan Nisar Meray Mutabaq Hazrat Ali AS Sayings HBL Health HikayatShaikhSaadi Hospital_Jobs Hotel Jobs Huawei Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain India Information Technology Insurance International News Islam Islamabad Islamic Videos JammuKashmir Javed Chaudhry Jazz Jirga with Salim Safi Jobs Jobs Available Jobs in Karachi Jobs in KPK Jobs in Pak Army Jobs_Sindh JobsInIslamabad Jokes Jubilee Insurance Kal Tak with Javed Chaudhry Karachi Kashmir KhabarNaak On Geo News Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Khara Sach With Mubashir Lucman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lahore Latest MobilePhones Lenovo LG Life Changing Stories LifeStyle Live With Dr. Shahid Masood Live with Talat Hussain Maulana Tariq Jameel MCB Bank Microsoft Mobilink Mujeed ur Rahman Shami Munir Ahmed Baloch Nasir Kazmi Nazir Naji News News Videos NGO Nokia North Korea Nusrat Javed Off The Record (Kashif Abbasi) Off The Record With Kashif Abbasi On The Front Kamran Shahid OPPO Orya Maqbool Jan Pakistan Pakistan Army Pakistan Super League Pashto Song Photos Poetry Political Videos Press Release Prime Time with Rana Mubashir PTCL Punjab Quetta Quotes Rauf Klasra Samsung Sar-e-Aam By Iqrar-ul-Hasan Sardar Jokes Saudi Arabia ShiroShairi Show Biz Sikander Hameed Lodhi Sindh Social Media Sohail Warriach Songs Sports News Stories Syria Takrar Express News Talat Hussain Talk Shows Technology Telecommunication Telenor To the point with Shahzeb Khanzada Tonight with Moeed Pirzada Turkey Tweets of the day Ufone University Jobs Urdu Ghazals Urdu News Urdu Poetry UrduLateefay Video Songs Videos ViVO Wardat SamaaTV WaridTel Wasi Shah Zong اردو خبریں
______________ ☺ _____________ _______________ ♥ ____________________