Tafathalo: Near-Eastern Dinner

Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip, Curator of the celebrated Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, leads guests on a visual journey through the history, art and customs of the medieval Near-Eastern world. Enjoy an authentic and delectable Levantine meal prepared in partnership with the acclaimed chefs from Diwan, Mark McEwan’s award-winning restaurant at the Aga Khan museum. Filiz Çakir Phillip (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin) is Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She previously worked as a curator at the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin and was Senior Fellow at Excellence Cluster TOPOI and Research Fellow at both the Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut in Florence and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Çakir Phillip is the author of Enchanted Lines: Drawings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection(2014) and Iranian Arms and Armour from the 15th–19th Centuries (2016) and editor and co-author of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection. She has curated numerous exhibitions since the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 2014. These include In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014); Inspired by India: Paintings by Howard Hodgkin (2015) and Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin (2015); and A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West(2015), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions are Syria: A Living History(2016), A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now (2016) and Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection (2017), as well as Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (2018).

Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.

When: Sunday Aug. 25th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 6V2 MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600