London, UK: Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art — The British Museum | See also Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Centre

Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picks these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that…

The invisibility of Islamic art in Australi — by Sam Bowker on the conversation com | We have much to learn from this vast field of art practice

Islamic art in Australia – regardless of the era – is inaccessible and largely overlooked. It is sparsely displayed in our public galleries, rarely taught as a dedicated subject in Australian universities, and almost never seen beyond state capitals. Why so? In part, because it has a well-deserved reputation as an “unwieldy field”. Simply put,…

Ismailis celebrate Islamic culture — Gulf News com

Ismaili centres in Dubai and Toronto share mission to spread awareness of Islamic culture Left to right: Arif Lalani, Amiruddin Thanawala and Jaime Leitao, Ambassador of Portugal to the UAE, tour the exhibition on winning projects of the Aga Khan Award.   Dubai: Canada and the UAEm enjoying a sense of kindred spirit thanks to…

Islamic Arts spotlight: Aga Khan Museum — Aquila Style com / Videos

  The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic arts and culture based in Toronto, Canada. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The museum will become a repository of historical materials related to the Ismaili community and house research programmes…

Video: OCA2014 Winner – Structural Design Innovation: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre

concreteontario Published on 17 Dec 2014 Imara (Wynford Drive) Limited, acting on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, appointed Carillion for pre-construction planning services and construction. The two facilities each total almost 100,000 square feet constructed in reinforced concrete, structural steel, structural glazing, large skylights, stone flooring and cladding timber framing. The projects were…

Dine amidst antiques at Aga Khan Museum’s Diwan — The Star com

Diwan, the restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum, serves the food of the Muslim world in a beautiful setting. / Janos Pataki for the Toronto Star Diwan, the main restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum, has museum-worthy decor in 18th-century Damascene panels and ceiling medallions. At the Aga Khan Museum, one dines amidst priceless antiques….

Video: American Museum First to Digitize Entire Art Collection

VOAvideo Published on 9 Jan 2015 A major museum in Washington recently put its entire collection online, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks has never been seen by the public before, and can now be downloaded in many…

New Aga Khan Museum hosts first major show — View many photos on Blog to com

  The Aga Khan museum has been drawing fascinated photographers to Don Mills and Eglinton for a few months now to shoot the stunning granite exterior of Toronto’s newest architectural gem. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the new museum is a marvel of modern design that also incorporates classic Islamic architectural principles. That…

Report: Aga Khan Museum — by Nadia al-Issa on Art Asia Pacific com

(…) Charles Correa has revisited and reinterpreted the traditional notions of a dome. By playing with light, color and symmetry, he has given the Ismaili Centre a unique, glass crystalline dome. Photo by and copyright Gary Otte Photography. Courtesy Ismaili Centre, Toronto.  The gem of the complex is the Aga Khan Museum, the first museum…