Quick Hits: The Aga Khan Moon

Contemporary British artist Luke Jerram’s giant sculpture of the moon connects the first and second floors of the Aga Khan Museum, with the five-metre orb created just for Toronto. Museum of the Moon is a touring work by Jerram being presented at a number of arts and cultural festivals over the coming years.

The Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond. Interactive devices, displays, and installations invite us to observe and imagine the moon in new ways – Aga Khan Museum

“The internally illuminated replica moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, 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,” the Museum says.  The exhibit runs through August, 2019.

Aga Khan Museum website, here.

Other sites and versions on Luke Jerram’s Instagram, here.

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