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TRANSFORMING TRADITIONS

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Photo By: Courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

THE ARTS OF 19TH-CENTURY IRAN
September 22, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Bear witness to the complex dynamics of the Qajar dynasty between 1785 and 1925. Transforming Traditions: The Arts of 19th-Century Iran showcases a society caught between the desire to maintain local traditions and the increasing need to engage with outside innovations. See how a century of turbulent change impacted Iranian art.

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Visit the Aga Khan Museum and explore the crossroads between traditions and transformation. Each educational program helps tell the dynamic stories of 19th-century Iranian art.

QAJAR PAINTINGS AND VISUAL CULTURE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST WITH DR. LAYLA DIBA
KEYNOTE TALK
Sunday, September 23, 2 pm
Price: $20, $12 students and seniors
Join scholar, art advisor, and curator Dr. Layla Diba as she deconstructs ideas of “East and West” during Iran’s Qajar dynasty through paintings and visual culture.
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RECONSIDERING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE QAJAR COURT WITH KATE SCHNEIDER
WORKSHOP
Sunday, November 4, 11 am–4 pm
Price: $50, $40 students and seniors
Kate Schneider teaches you how to use your smartphone to take stunning photographs inspired by the dynamics of art from the Qajar court.
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TRANSFORMING TRADITIONS CURATOR’S TOUR WITH DR. ULRIKE AL-KHAMIS
CURATOR’S TOUR
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 pm
Price: $20, $12 students and seniors
Spend the evening with Director of Collections and Public Programs Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, as she guides you through the highlights of the Transforming Traditions exhibition.
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PHOTOGRAPHY, CINEMA, AND ROYAL PAINTING IN QAJAR IRAN WITH DR. KAVEH ASKARI
LECTURE
Thursday, November 8, 1 pm
Free with Museum admission
Join film professor Kaveh Askari, as he takes you on a journey through the unique history of photography and film in Qajar culture.
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OF HISTORICITY AND HISTORICAL (UN)TRUTH IN CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART WITH DR. TALINN GRIGOR
LECTURE
Sunday, November 18, 1 pm
Price: $20, $12 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission
Join Dr. Talinn Grigor as she examines the role historicity played in the visual culture of the Qajar and Pahlavi eras.
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PERSIAN ART IN CANADA: EARLY COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS WITH BITA POURVASH
LECTURE
Thursday, December 6, 1 pm
Free with Museum admission
Join Bita Pourvash as she discusses the origins of the earliest collections of Persian art in Canada.
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Aga Khan Museum
Phone number: 416.646.4677
Address: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C1K1
Hours of operation: www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/tickets-hours.html

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