Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
An Arab perspective on modern art
Mathaf celebrates the modern and contemporary, showcasing art created in Qatar, the Middle East and the international Arab diaspora.
It’s a boundary-breaking museum that asks the local community to celebrate the present-day creativity of the Arab world. It is one of the most engaging, contemporary, and lively museums within our group.
It’s an informal space to be used, not just visited. Beyond its galleries, it brings people together to learn, share ideas and enter debate. From conversations with artists to the creative internship programme, Mathaf Voices, Mathaf helps you deepen your relationship with art of our time.
A platform for new talent
Mathaf celebrates art students through its annual competition and exhibition. They’re asked to explore contemporary themes, taking inspiration from past and present shows.
This year, the competition is open to every school in Qatar. They’re invited to submit student artworks around the theme, ‘black and white’. The best will be displayed around the building and beyond in spring 2014.