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New display of Mathaf's permanent collection

2014

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha dedicates the first floor of the museum to a new display of its permanent collection, which opens to the public this Saturday.

 

Manal al-Dowayan , Suspended Together, 2011. Fiberglass, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

The exhibition includes work from Qatar and the Arab world, Iran, Turkey and other regions historically connected to the Arab Peninsula, reflecting a multitude of artistic directions and contexts. This exhibition also contributes to developing research into the collection and its interconnections with contemporary cultures that is also present online in the Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World, developed by Mathaf.

 

Baya Mahieddine, title unknown, 1992, gouache and graphite on paper, 75 x 100 cm. Courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.
I am proud to see this collection being exhibited at Mathaf. Qatar has a long tradition of collecting works that reflect the inherent art, creativity and heritage in the region. It is my belief this important collection honors the traditions of the past in Qatar and throughout the Arab world, while embracing our future.
H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani, patron of Mathaf and the Permanent Collection

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