A Luminous December at the Aga Khan Museum

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From a massive 3-D video projection to a tapestry made with more than one million gold-plated pins, the Aga Khan Museum offers a radiant selection of free displays this December.

People stand in front of a display at the Aga Khan Museum.

Light Up the Dark: A 3-D Video Spectacular

Watch art come to life before your eyes on the Museum’s exterior walls in a spectacular outdoor 3-D video projection you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto. Enjoy animated paintings and performances on a massive scale, then be sure to warm up inside with a hot drink.

Large tapestry hangs from the ceiling.

Your Way Begins on the Other Side

Back by popular demand “Your Way Begins on the Other Side” is an exquisite tapestry by artist Aisha Khalid, using 1.2 million gold-plated steel pins. It will be on special display December 2018 through January 2019 in the Museum’s atrium.

A figure is set against a blue background.

Zahoor ul Akhlaq: Selecated Works

Known as “the father of contemporary Pakistani art,” Zahoor ul Akhlaq’s life was tragically cut short in 1999 when he and his daughter, a renowned dancer, were killed in their family home in Pakistan. Zahoor left behind an important body of work, of which selected paintings and prints are now on view for a limited time.

A multicoloured rob is displayed.


Enjoy a rare viewing of a unique felt robe from Central Asia featuring animals, plants, and people from the story of King Solomon. In Islamic accounts, King Solomon was endowed with the gift of knowing the languages of all beings. The robe is from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s personal collection and is a gift to the museum from Princess Catherine Aga Khan. It will be on display in the Museum’s Bellerive Room from December 2018 through January 2019.

Find more information about the museum and its exhibitions on its website.