Mythical creatures come alive at Aga Khan Museum exhibition

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Real and mythical creatures leap off the pages of legends, tales and fables in Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Urdu in a new family-friendly exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The animals come from classic literature such as the Shahnameh and Kalila wa Dimna.

The richly imaginative display at “Marvellous Creatures – Animals in Islamic Art”| presents creatures of air, water, fire and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to the 21st centuries that prove the enduring fascination with these creatures across all cultures.

The exhibition is appropriate for children above five years of age.

Families and children can explore the interactive Marvellous Creatures and engage with family-friendly elemtns like ‘Build Your Own Creature Station’. IPad flip books, storytelling book, scavenger hunts, activity kits and much more.

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There will be two Family events at the exhibition – on Friday, June 10 for children aged 6–8; and for children aged 9–12, from 9:00 am–4:00 pm.

Originally organized by and exhibited at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, Marvellous Creatures has
been modified especially for the Aga Khan Museum, and will feature key works from the Aga Khan Museum’s Collection and other international private and public collections. The exhibition is being supported by Toronto Amir Rupani and Family.

The Aga Khan Museum is located at 77 Wynford Drive. Wynford Drive is located one light north of Eglinton off Don Mills Road.- CINEWS

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