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In the News: Aga Khan in Don Mills, Harris vs. Thomson & Zaha in Rome

His highness the Aga Khan, with his Order of Canada. Image: archive.gg.ca

1. His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto’s Don Mills area.

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Lawren Harris, Bylot Island I, which sold at auction on Wednesday for $2,800,000.
Image: vancouversun.com

2. Group of Seven painter (Lawren) Harris has racked up by far the highest total all-time sales in the country’s auction houses: $71.5-million to (Tom) Thomson’s $34.3-million. Harris pulled further away from Thomson — and the rest of Canada’s art elite — this week.

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Zaha Hadid’s new MAXXI museum in Rome. Image: sub-studio.com

3. The doors to a new massive contemporary arts and architecture museum in Rome were opened to the media on Thursday, ahead of the official public opening Sunday. The $225-million US MAXXI museum is designed by award-winning Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

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