Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum, $300 M. Complex Devoted to Islamic Art, Opens in Toronto

A $300 million cultural and religious complex has opened in Toronto, designed by leading modern architects and showcasing one of the world’s top collections of Islamic art.
The Aga Khan Museum, housed in a structure designed by Pritzker Prize–winner Fumihiko Maki of Japan, shares a 17-acre site with Toronto’s Ismaili Center, which has a prayer hall crowned by a crystalline glass dome drawn up by Indian architect Charles Correa. It is the first museum devoted to Islamic art to open in North America.