Running until June 4 at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum is Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, a new exhibition showcasing one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art. In this fusion of cultural rebellion and lyrical reflection is the work of twenty-three artists who have chosen self-expression over silence — men and women separated by generations but united in their desire to explore complex issues against a backdrop of political and social unrest.
Plus (if you thought you missed it) the Syria: A Living History exhibit has extended it run due to popular demand. Syria: A Living History gives visitors a chance to expand their understanding of a region that is defined by stories of conflict and displacement, through five thousand years of artistic and historical creativity. The exhibition will now remain open until March 26, 2017.