Canadian premiere of massive moon sculpture coming to Toronto this March (VIDEO)

Feb 20 2019, 4:54 pm

Toronto will soon get to experience the magic of the moon, on earth.

The Aga Khan Museum’s exhibit ‘The Moon: A voyage through time‘ starts on March 9, and “celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by discovering the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages.”

According to the Museum, 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.

“To voyage to the moon, you first have to be fascinated and captivated by its continuous and ever-changing presence in the night sky, something that is shared by all cultures, across time and across the world,” said Henry Kim, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum. “I am pleased the Aga Khan Museum can present this exhibition reflecting our role in bringing people together to celebrate shared experiences.”

As part of the exhibit, world renowned artist Luke Jerram’s giant sculpture of the moon will connect the Museum’s first and second floors. According to the museum, it is the Canadian premiere for the sculpture at this scale, as Jerram created the five-metre version specially for the Aga Khan Museum.

“The internally illuminated replica moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, includes 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,” states the Museum’s description of the experience.

The Moon: A voyage through time

Where: 77 Wynford Drive
When: March 9 to August 18, 2019