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.

After immersing yourself in the rich, cultural history of Syria, head over to Diwan, Aga Khan’s on-site restaurant situated in the museum featuring Middle Eastern- and North American-inspired cuisine.