As African countries gain recognition as 21st-century global leaders, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the continent’s power — past, present, and future — with its fall season, Africa!
In line with their mission to connect cultures, the Museum partnered with African nations and members of the African diaspora to bring Toronto the groundbreaking exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time; an Afrofuturist art installation made of Lego©; and world-class thought leaders and performers who reveal new dimensions of this vast and complex continent.
Opening September 21, 2019, Caravans of Gold takes you back to medieval times, when western Africa fueled the economies of three continents with culture-changing ideas, much sought-after luxuries, and treasured commodities such as salt, ivory, and gold — a world-shaping story largely left out of our Western history books.
The Museum simultaneously presents Building Black: Civilizations, an Afrofuturist art installation made exclusively of black Lego bricks by contemporary Ghanaian- Canadian artist, Ekow Nimako. His series of surrealist sculptures, featuring a six-foot wide centerpiece, links medieval Africa’s advanced civilizations with a vision of the continent’s powerful future.
For tickets and museum hours information, please visit: www.agakhanmuseum.org