Rem­nants of a lost civ­i­liza­tion

ART | The World of the Fa­timids March 10 to July 2, Aga Khan Mu­seum

Toronto Life - - Culture -

At the height of its reign in the 10th and 11th cen­turies, Egypt’s Fa­timid dy­nasty ruled over an em­pire that stretched from Cairo to Si­cily to Iran, fos­ter­ing a di­verse so­ci­ety steeped in the arts and sciences. This spring, the Aga Khan Mu­seum hosts North Amer­ica’s first com­pre­hen­sive ex­hi­bi­tion of Fa­timid ar­ti­facts, in­clud­ing mar­ble re­liefs, ce­ramic lus­tre­ware and other ob­jets d’art. The show also in­cludes VR ex­pe­ri­ences that im­merse au­di­ences in the ex­tra­or­di­nary but un­der­ex­plored so­ci­ety.

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