The Toronto-based Aga Khan Museum has launched an exhibition of Persian art in Qajar era. The exhibition brings together rare paintings, lacquerware, lithographed manuscripts, photographs, musical instruments, and textiles from a host of prominent international and national collections. The exhibition features masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum collection alongside a large number of exhibits on loan from the Louvre Museum and other institutions, including the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Textile Museum of Canada, McGill University Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, and private collections.
The exhibition entitled “Transforming Traditions: The Arts of 19th-Century Iran” is curated by Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs and Bita Pourvash, Assistant Curator, both of the Aga Khan Museum. The exhibition ends in Feb 10, 2019.