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Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
Sunday, August 25
5:30 pm

Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip, Curator of the celebrated Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, leads guests on a visual journey through the history, art and customs of the medieval Near-Eastern world. Enjoy an authentic and delectable Levantine meal prepared in partnership with the acclaimed chefs from Diwan, Mark McEwan’s award-winning restaurant at the Aga Khan museum.

Filiz Çakır Phillip (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin) is Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She previously worked as a curator at the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin and was Senior Fellow at Excellence Cluster TOPOI and Research Fellow at both the Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut in Florence and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Çakır Phillip is the author of Enchanted Lines: Drawings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014) and Iranian Arms and Armour from the 15th–19th Centuries (2016) and editor and co-author of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection. She has curated numerous exhibitions since the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 2014. These include In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014); Inspired by India: Paintings by Howard Hodgkin (2015) and Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin (2015); and A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West (2015), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions are Syria: A Living History (2016), A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now (2016) and Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection (2017), as well as Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (2018).

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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