Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection

  • through January 21, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
The Bruschettini Collection is world-renowned for its Islamic art. This special exhibition showcases a fascinating selection of 13th- to 17th-century carpets, textiles, polychrome Iznik wares, paintings and precious inlaid metalwork chosen from the collection, revealing the enduring appeal of Islamic masterpieces. Handpicked by Allesandro Bruschettini in conversation with Aga Khan Museum, this impressive array of works, each equally astonishing in vibrancy and technical perfection, has origins spanning the Islamic World, from China to Spain. Bruschettini’s ongoing love of seeking out exquisite examples of such art represents the epitome of the collecting spirit and the essence of the collection.
The Bruschettini Collection
Detail of "Greek and Chinese Painter Competition," folio from the manuscript of Masnav'i Ma'navi (The Spiritual Couplets) by Jalal al-Din Rumi; Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper.
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