To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, The Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores our enduring fascination with the moon and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond. The exhibition showcases ancient artifacts, pieces of art, scientific instruments, and Islamic manuscripts. Together with interactive devices, displays, and installations The Moon: A Voyage Through Time invites us to observe and imagine the moon in new ways.
Organized into five thematic zones – the moon is ancient, the moon is wonder, the moon is knowledge, the moon is beauty, and the moon is eternal – the exhibition combines historical and contemporary objects with displays and interactives that invite visitors to observe and imagine the moon in new and unexpected ways. In addition to the opportunity to stand on an actual piece of the moon, visitors will be able to view, from multiple perspectives, a spectacular giant sculpture entitled Moon that will connect the Museum’s first and second floors. Created by contemporary British artist Luke Jerram, the internally illuminated replica moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, includes a sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones, and measures five metres in diameter – to get an idea of scale, it would take 40 people standing shoulder to shoulder to circle the sculpture. It is the Canadian premiere for the sculpture at this scale, as Jerram created the five-metre version specially for the Aga Khan Museum.
A highlight of the exhibition is Moon, a giant sculpture connecting the Museum’s first and second floors. Created by contemporary British artist Luke Jerram, the internally illuminated moon-replica features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, includes a sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones, and measures five meters in diameter.
Moon: A Voyage Through Time will continue until August 18, 2019 and will be accompanied by related programming including March Break hands-on activities for families, insight tours of the exhibition, talks, workshops, a Moon Mission summer camp for children, and a spoken word/poetry performance series called MoonVerse.
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The Moon: A Voyage Through Time Details:
Where: Aga Khan Museum
Address: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto ON
When: daily until August 18th, 2019
Time: during regular museum hours (closed Mondays)
Cost: included with general admission
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