Transforming Traditions: The Arts of 19th-Century Iran

September 22, 2018

February 10, 2019


Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto



Events Description

The Qajar dynasty was characterized by flourishing new technology, converging cultural traditions and seismic social change. The Aga Khan Museum proudly presents stories of a culture in flux through Transforming Traditions: The Arts of 19th-Century Iran, an exhibition focused on the fascinating artwork of 19th-century Iran.

Transforming Traditions has been adapted from an exhibition organized by the Louvre and features art that speak of a dynamic, creative, and sophisticated country challenged to navigate competing cultural dynamics. Some objects reflect the conscious revival of local traditions and convictions, while others tell of an enthusiastic adaptation of state-of-the-art ideas and technologies

The exhibition features a wide selection of artifacts including life-sized portraits, lithographed books and photographs alongside intricate objects such as musical instruments, metalwork and ceramics.


Tickets : $20, $15 for seniors, $12 for students, Free for “Friends of the Museum”
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Date & Time: September 22, 2018 to February 10, 2019
During museum hours

Venue: Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto M3C 1K1

Paid Parking
Paid underground parking
Public transport accessible

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